Capable vehicles automatically lock the front hubs, shifting from two-wheel to four-wheel drive.
A hard thump that can be heard and felt when the automatic transmission gears upshift or downshift.
A side-to-side action that can be felt through the tyres and/ or steering wheel.
Refers to the protective plate(s) under a vehicle that protect vulnerable components such as the transmission, oil pan and fuel tank.
The engine revs but the vehicle doesn’t move.
How a car feels when it’s not accelerating smoothly or strongly enough.
When there is excessive smoke coming from the tail pipe or smoke escaping from under the bonnet.
Supercharger (or blower):
Used to compress air into the cylinders of an internal combustion engine. It works like a turbocharger except it’s not powered by the exhaust gases but by belt or chain-drive from the engine’s crankshaft.
A sudden, usually upward, change in the engines speed.
An artificially made lubricant made from modified petroleum or other raw materials. Synthetic oil provides superior mechanical performance to standard oils made with crude oil as it’s better designed for extreme temperatures.