The Cartechnical Jargonbuster defines and explains hundreds of technical terms and automotive abbreviations. We're adding more all the time – so if you're looking for a definition which isn't listed here, or you have a definition you'd like to share, let us know.

Troubled by terminology? Annoyed by acronyms? The Cartechnical Jargonbuster has all the answers.

In this glossary you will find hundreds of automotive terms, buzzwords, abbreviations and jargon explained in English. If you're confused by automotive jargon, you'll find all the help you need here. Take a look at the full list of Jargonbuster entries or choose a letter from the menu at the bottom of this page.

Columns and features

more features and columns


Lightbulb image by Stephen Uhlmann, used under Free Art License