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power booking

power booking  n.— «Town Center inflated the loaned value of vehicles by telling third-party lenders the vehicles carried extra features and options that they did not—an illegal practice known as “power booking.”» —“‘Mr...

witness mark

witness mark  n.— «There may be witness marks (scrapes and gouges) on the road surface that may suggest a post-impact movement of a vehicle.» —by George A. Peters, Barbara J. Peters Automotive Vehicle Safety Dec., 2002...

petroliana

petroliana  n.— «That’s spawned a legion of hobbyists who hoard auto-related collectibles. People go crazy over what’s called “petroliana,” service station artifacts like signs, gas pumps and globes, oil cans, car wax tins and...

bug eater

bug eater  n.— «Axon Automotive, based in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, have stripped down a Caterham 7, even taking off the windscreen. The result is what is called a “bug eater” in the motoring trade.» —“Green light...

eyes-free

eyes-free  adj.— «This innovative SAM technology, coupled with on-device speech recognition engine, is currently deployed in its award-winning MV900 portable Bluetooth car speakerphone, as well as its upcoming Mvox Duo, the world’s first...