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pimping

pimping  n.— «Fooling the cameras is easy: the students tape a fake license plate, printed on glossy paper and using license-plate-like fonts downloaded off the web, over their real license plate – then set off cameras. Days later, a...

capping

capping  n.— «Taghizadeh allegedly paid people to bring him potential litigants to sue auto insurance companies—an illegal practice known as “capping,” said Los Angeles County Deputy Dist. Atty. Gregory Alker of the Automobile...

car czar

car czar  n.— «The loan program calls for the installation of a government official to monitor the money, and to keep track of whether GM, Chrysler and Ford—if Ford does need to tap into it—stay on track to restructure their business not...

beam blade

beam blade  n.— «What about your wiper blades? We are seeing fewer cars with blades in brackets that resemble a bridge. Snow has a way of jamming the bracket hinges, leaving only a narrow contact patch with the windshield. Winter blades...

bushing

bushing  n.— «The dealership was cruising—and potentially crossing—a line drawn by the state’s bushing law. Bushing, believed to be a shortened version of bushwhacking, is when dealers attempt to convince consumers they must agree to new...

yo-yo sale

yo-yo sale  n.— «The dealership was cruising—and potentially crossing—a line drawn by the state’s bushing law. Bushing, believed to be a shortened version of bushwhacking, is when dealers attempt to convince consumers they must agree to...