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

  • Key

    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.

  • Kingpin

    The kingpin helps you to steer your car; it is the main pivot in the steering system.

  • Kingpin Bushings

    The kingpin bushings help with steering. They are located in spindles in your car’s axle, and the kingpin fits into these bushings.

  • Knocking

    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.


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