Monday, October 10, 2016
By Carkhabri Team
Know A to Z Terminologies Of Your Car Before You Buy It: Part 16
Since your childhood you have a dream of driving a big car to your office, and now when you have grown enough both personally and professionally to make your dream come true, you are confused about different types of features and terms that being offered in a car of your dream. Therefore going through your concern we are making an attempt to make you familiar with different features that are adorned in cars of today’s generation.
In our today’s tutorial blog we shall be focusing on terms and features that begin with alphabet and which are of great relevance to understand at the time when you buy a new car. However, before we proceed ahead let us have a look of our last blog Know A to Z Terminologies Of Your Car Before You Buy It: Part 15 in which we discussed the terms “Q” and “R”.
Well, now it seems to start our session for today, with terms starting from “S’.
1. Sedan: Originated from the southern Italic word “seda” which refers to chair, a sedan can be defined as a big sized car with fixed roof and four doors or a car with fixed rood and two door followed by interior volume up-to 33 cubic feet. The interior offers two rows for passengers to accommodate offering comfort seating experience to passengers at the rear portion. The cargo section of car is quite big and is capable for holding huge luggage carried by passengers. The common types of sedan in different regions across the globe are club sedans, fastback sedans, notchback sedans, hatchback sedans, hardtop sedans, and chauffeured sedans.
2. Side Airbag: Installation of airbags has emerged as dispensable safety feature which tends to be integrated in cars of today’s generation and there is demand for integration of airbags as standard feature in cars that are getting ready to debut in global market. In simple words airbags is an inflatable cushion that bridges the gap between door and the passengers offering security to head, pelvis and torso in case of any crash. The airbags are mainly mounted on door trim panel.
3. Skidpad: The large smooth cover mounted at the beneath of car during test drives. During the test drive road holding is measured by determining the diameter of large circle on skidpad and driving car at fast speed and measure its efficiency of negotiating with the speed without hitting the road.
4. Side-Impact Beam: Side impact beam constitutes an important part of safety standards and is of great relevance when a car gets crashed with another object. Generally when a car hits any object it absorbs specific force from both the sides. This adversely harms the passengers and in certain cases result in severe injuries. To protect the occupants inside the car, the car manufacturers have developed strong side imact beams which protects the passengers inside the car with help of additional safety measures in form of side airbags and additional padding, shifting the passengers towards the interior and away from the centre of intrusion.
5. Shock absorber: Shock absorber is a kind of device that changes motion into heat, mainly by transmitting oil via small internal tubes in tubular box. Shock absorbers are mainly used to control suspension oscillations and respond to motion.
6. Shift gate: If someone talks about shift gate in front of you it might sound like a type of gate which can be shifted in desired direction. At some point you are quite close to your understanding, but when it comes to car it refers to specific control mechanism that is helpful in controlling the speed of gearshift levers. In most of the cars it is mainly an internal mechanism system, where in cars like Ferrari five speeds, Mercedes-Benz automatic the shift gate can be witnessed closed to shift lever.
7. Slip angle: This can be defined as the difference between the direction of rolling tyre and its plane wheel. Normally the difference between revolving tyre and its place arises due to defects in side wall of tyre and tread while turning corners across the deep curves. The perfect match between slip angles and cornering forces means appropriate control over tyre.
8. Steering feel: It generally refers to relation that generates between the forces of steering wheel and handling. Normally the effort of steering should enhance while moving the steering wheel from center.
9. Stroke: The upward and downward distance covered by piston while moving inside the cylinder. In the conventional combustion engine system, the piston generally develops four strokes during the combustion. In the power stroke engine, the piston is close to the top cylinder and has perfect mixture of compressed air and fuel.
10. Supercharger: As a general practice supercharger works similar to turbocharger but as it runs of an engine-driven pump it ignores the excess of time. However the objective of both turbocharger and supercharger is same, that is enhancing the engine power without increasing it displacement capacity.