Glossary of Auto Terms

DriverSide's Car Dictionary has the most comprehensive definitions of automotive terms. This auto glossary can help you decipher what your mechanic is fixing and what the purpose or function of the particular auto part or accessory is for. We have taken the mystery out of automotive service jargon, so that you don't have to.



Hard metal, antifriction devices which are found between two moving parts. They are often lubricated with grease.

See Also:
Rack & Pinion
Overhead Cam
Oil Pump
Cooling System
Rear Axle Ratio
Front-Wheel Drive
Tie Rod

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