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VOCABULARY - CARS:

angle impact /
T-bone collision /
righ-angle collision
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are where the side of one vehicle is impacted by the front or rear of another vehicle, forming the "T".
automobile

a self-propelled road vehicle designed to carry passengers, esp. one with four wheels that is powered by an internal-combustion engine
automatic
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a car in which the gears change by themselves without any action by the driver
baby seat
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child safety seat (for children under 2)
battery
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a rechargeable device for storing electrical energy in the form of chemical energy, consisting of one or more separate secondary cells
booster seat
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child safety seat (for children from 2 to 8)
boot
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(Brit.) an enclosed compartment of a car for holding luggage, etc., usually at the rear, (U.S. and Canadian name) trunk
brakes
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a device for slowing or stopping a vehicle, wheel, shaft, etc., or for keeping it stationary, esp. by means of friction
breakdown

to cease to function; become ineffective
buggy
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a light horse-drawn carriage having either four wheels (esp. in the U.S. and Canada) or two wheels (esp. in Britain and India)
bump
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an impact; knock; jolt; collision
cabriolet
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a car with a roof that can be folded back
camper van
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a motor caravan
car

auto, automobile
chipped
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with a small piece or pieces broken off
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classic car
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a high-quality car built between 1925 and 1948
compact (car)
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a small car
convertible (car)
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a car with a roof that can be folded back or removed completely
coupé
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a car with two side doors and a back that slopes downwards
courtesy car

a car that a garage gives you to use while it is repairing your own car
cracked
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something damaged with one or more thin lines on its surface
cruiser
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a high-speed, long-range warship of medium displacement, armed with medium calibre weapons or missiles(a police car)
demo

a car that people drive to decide whether they want to buy one like it
dent
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a hollow or dip in a surface, as one made by pressure or a blow
diesel
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a ship, locomotive, lorry, etc., driven by a diesel engine
dragster (car)
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a car used in a drag race
electric car
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charged
engine
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any machine designed to convert energy, esp. thermal energy, into mechanical work
estate car
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a car with a comparatively long body containing a large carrying space, reached through a rear door: usually the back seats can be folded forward to increase the carrying space; a long car with an extra door at the back and a lot of space behind the back seats
flat tyre
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a punctured car tyre
four-door


four-wheel drive
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vehicle in which all four wheels receive power from the engine to help with steering. This makes the vehicle easier to drive on rough roads or surfaces such as sand or snow.
front-wheel drive
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a car with this system
fuel
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any substance burned as a source of heat or power, such as coal or petrol
fuel-efficient

functioning or producing effectively and with the least waste of effort (or in this case, the least waste of fuel)
gas guzzler
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a car that is expensive to drive because it uses a lot of petrol
gas-electric
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gearshift

stick shift
getaway car / van / vehicle
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the vehicle that criminals use when they are driving away, for example from a bank where they have stolen money
a good runner

a car with an engine that works well
GPS
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global positioning system
handbrake
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(e.g. put the handbrake on) a brake operated by a hand lever
hardtop
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a car with a metal roof, especially one that can be removed
hatchback
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a type of car that has an extra door on the back that opens from the bottom instead of the side
head on collision
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is a traffic collision where the front ends of two vehicles such as cars, trains, ships or planes hit each other, as opposed to a side collision or rear-end collision.
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hearse
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a large car used for carrying a dead person in a coffin
hot rod
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a car whose engine has been changed so it can go much faster
hybrid
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You can use hybrid to refer to anything that is a mixture of other things, especially two other things.
insurance
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the act, system, or business of providing financial protection for property, life, health, etc., against specified contingencies, such as death, loss, or damage, and involving payment of regular premiums in return for a policy guaranteeing such protection
jeep
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A Jeep is a type of car that can travel over rough ground.
limo

a limousine
limousine
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a large expensive comfortable car in which a screen separates the driver from the passengers
luxury car
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cars which are not necessary, but which give you pleasure or make your driving more comfortable.
mileage
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the total number of miles that a motor vehicle has travelled
minicab
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a car that is used as a taxi. You must call for it by telephone and you cannot stop it in the street.
motor
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the engine, especially an internal-combustion engine, of a vehicle
minivan
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motor caravan
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a motor vehicle fitted with equipment for cooking, sleeping, etc., like that of a caravan
off-road vehicle
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a vehicle that is designed to travel over rough ground
racing car
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a car that is designed and used for racing
rear door
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the door at the back of the car
rear-end collision
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(often called simply rear-end or in the UK a shunt) is a traffic accident wherein a vehicle (usually an automobile or a truck) crashes into the vehicle in front of it.
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rear window
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the window at the back of the car
returnable
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able to be taken, given, or sent back
right-hand drive
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a right-hand drive vehicle is designed to be driven by someone sitting on the right
roadster
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a car with no roof and only two seats.
rollover
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is a type of vehicle accident in which a vehicle tips over onto its side or roof.
runabout
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a small car that is used for making short journeys. In American English, runabout is used of cars with open tops.
run-off-road collision
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is a type of single-vehicle collision that occurs when a vehicle leaves the roadway.
safety distance
/ stopping distance
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the distance travelled between the time when someone decides to stop a vehicle moving, and the time when the vehicle completely stops.
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(security distance: doesn't exist)
saloon
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a closed car with a front and back seat for passengers and a boot for carrying things such as suitcases. The American word is sedan.
scratch
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to mark or cut (the surface of something) with a rough or sharp instrument
scuff
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to make a rough mark on a smooth surface, especially on a shoe or floor
sedan

a saloon car
side impact /
side collitions
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are vehicle crashes where the side of one or more vehicles is impacted. These crashes often occur at intersections, in parking lots, when two vehicles pass on a multi-lane roadway.
small print
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matter in a contract, etc., printed in small type, esp. when considered to be a trap for the unwary
soft-top car
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a car that has a roof made of cloth that can be opened and folded back
spare tyre
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an additional tyre, usually mounted on a wheel, carried by a motor vehicle in case of puncture
sports car
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a small fast car, often with a roof that you can take off
sports utility vehicle (SUV)
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a powerful vehicle with four-wheel drive that can be driven over rough ground. The abbreviation SUV is often used.
sporty
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a sporty car looks fast and expensive
squad car
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a car used by police officers
station wagon
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an estate car
stock car
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an ordinary car that has been changed for racing, or an old car used for racing
stopping distance
/ safety distance
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the distance travelled between the time when someone decides to stop a vehicle moving, and the time when the vehicle completely stops.
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(security distance: doesn't exist)
stretch limo
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a very long car with a large and comfortable space inside for several passengers
subcompact (car)
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a subcompact car is the smallest type of car, slightly smaller than a compact car
tank
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a large container or reservoir for the storage of liquids or gases
taxi
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a car whose driver is paid to take you to a particular place, especially a fairly short distance
taxi cab
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the same as a taxi
tow truck
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grúa
tune /tju:n/ (verb)

to change things in your car until it is the way you want it
tune-up
(noun)

afinación, puesta a punto (puede ser de un coche o un instrumento)
My car needs a tune-up.
I'm going to get my car in for a tune-up.
A tune-up will insure the working condition of the vehicle before taking it on a trip.
tune up
(verb)

afinar, puesta a punto (puede ser un coche o un instrumento)
I take my car to the mechanic on a regular schedule to let him tune up the engine and perform routine maintenance.
two-door


tyre
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a rubber ring placed over the rim of a wheel of a road vehicle to provide traction and reduce road shocks, esp. a hollow inflated ring (pneumatic tyre) consisting of a reinforced outer casing enclosing an inner tube
van
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is a small or medium-sized road vehicle with one row of seats at the front and a space for carrying goods behind.
vintage car
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an old car, especially one that was built between 1919 and 1930
voucher
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a document serving as evidence for some claimed transaction, as the receipt or expenditure of money
wheel
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a solid disc, or a circular rim joined to a hub by radial or tangential spokes, that is mounted on a shaft about which it can turn, as in vehicles and machines
windscreen
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(Brit) the sheet of flat or curved glass that forms a window of a motor vehicle, esp. the front window, (U.S. and Canadian name) windshield
wing mirror
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a mirror on the outside of a car door that allows the driver to see the vehicles that are behind or overtaking



María Ángeles A.

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