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    Do you know your SUVs from your DABs?

    Posted by Thame Cars on Jul 5, 2017 4:05:57 PM


    The car industry is notorious for its Three Letter Acronyms (TLAs), jargon, and ‘inside’ language.

    Most people are familiar with the more common phrases like ABS (Anti-lock Braking System, just in case ;) but if you’re buying a car and discover that it comes with DSC and ACC you might not be so sure what you're getting.

    We've put together a little jargon busting quiz to test yourself, and explain what some of the more oblique acronyms really mean.

    Cast your eye over these 2 short hand descriptions and then scroll down to check your answers…

    1. PAS

    2. PDC

    3. SUV

    4. AWD

    5. CDTI

    6. EBD

    7. TCS

    8. DAB

    9. ABS

    10. DPF

    11. DSC

    12. SS

    13. SRS

    14. SIPS

    15. MPV

    16. CC

    17. BHP

    18. PSI

    19. ESP

    20. ACC

    Now scroll down and check your answers...






    1. Power Assisted Steering

    2. Park Distance Control

    3. Sports Utility Vehicle

    4. All Wheel Drive

    5. Common rail Diesel Turbo Injection

    6. Electronic Brake Distribution

    7. Traction Control System

    8. Digital Audio Broadcasting

    9. Anti-lock Braking System

    10. Diesel Particulate Filter

    11. Dynamic Stability Control

    12. Start/Stop

    13. Seatbelt Restraint System

    14. Side Impact Protection System

    15. Multi- Purpose Vehicle

    16. Cubic Capacity

    17. Brake Horse Power

    18. Pounds per Square Inch

    19. Electronic Stability Program

    20. Active Cruise Control 

    How did you do? Come over to the Facebook page and tell us how you did!

    Topics: Insider


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