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.
The battery allows you to use the electrical parts in your car, such as the starter motor, radio or lights. The battery powers them when the car is not running, but the alternator takes over when the engine is on while the battery recharges. Batteries may fail because of broken terminals, low electrolyte levels, or corrosion. All batteries need replacing when they eventually lose their charge.
The kingpin helps you to steer your car; it is the main pivot in the steering system.
Oversteer happens when your rear tyres lose traction when turning, allowing the rear of your car to skid out. This can be very dangerous. Make sure you enter corners at a safe and responsible speed, especially in wet conditions.