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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Axle

A metal shaft that is turned by the engine, which, in turn (pun intended), rotates the wheels.



See Also:
Flushing
Cylinder Head
Dipstick
Power Steering
Clutch Pedal
Fan Belt
Compression
Belt

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