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.



Refers to the engine block - the lower part of the engine in which the pistons, cylinders, and crankshaft are located.

See Also:
Stick Shift
Throw-out Bearing
Head Gasket
Rear Axle Ratio
Power Steering
Schrader valve
Front-Wheel Drive

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