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.

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Accelerator

The gas pedal. Pilots and gearheads sometimes call this the "throttle." Call it what you will, pressing down on it should encourage the vehicle to accelerate. Simple enough.



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Run on
Crankcase
RPM
Tachometer
Idle
Flash Point
Gasket
Backfire

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