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Auto Jargon

In the Automotive world often there are words and phrases used by service writers and technicians that might as well be spoken in Martian. And the acronyms are the worst.  So I have come up with a list of the most common acronyms your service writer might use and what they mean in plain English.
 
ABS- Anti Lock Brake System: the computerized braking system that keeps your tires from locking up when you slam on the brakes.  ABS is an important safety mechanism that lets you steer around the obstacles while still braking hard.
 
ATF- Automatic Transmission Fluid:  the specialized…
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