Australian Automotive Glossary

Waste

Unwanted or undesired material left over after the completion of a process...
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Water Pump

A device that circulates coolant through a vehicles cooling system...
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Weight Distribution

That portion of the total weight of a vehicle, including equipment and payload, that will be supported by each axle and tyre. Proper distribution of total vehicle weight is critical to the service life of components such as the frame, axles, springs, bearings, and tyres....
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Welding

Welding is a joining process in which metals, or sometimes plastics, are heated, melted and mixed to produce a joint with properties similar to those of the materials being joined....
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Wheel Alignment

The adjustment of various components to meet predetermined specifications for camber, caster, toe and ride height....
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Wheel Balance

The equal distribution of the mass of the tyre and wheel assembly for smooth driving. Balance is achieved by fitting weights to the wheel rim to offset uneven weight distribution of the tyre or wheel....
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Wholesale Value

The price, based on auction results or retailer trade reports, that a retailer expects to pay for a vehicle....
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Window Control

The manner in which a vehicles windows are operated: manual control, power control, one-touch, automatic or remote control....
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Wiring Harness

The groups of wires and connectors that carry electric current through the vehicle....
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