Become an expert on all things motoring! This dictionary of terms and phrases will help you understand exactly what things are, what gets done and why.
Definitions starting with K
A key allows you to unlock and lock your door and start your car. Many modern car manufacturers are now opting for “keyless” entry with a remote, and key ignition is being replaced by a push button.
The kingpin helps you to steer your car; it is the main pivot in the steering system.
The kingpin bushings help with steering. They are located in spindles in your car’s axle, and the kingpin fits into these bushings.
Knocking in the engine can be an indicator of pre-ignition problems caused by low quality, low octane petrol. It could also be caused by dirty fuel injectors or deposits in the cylinder.