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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Brake Wear Sensor

On a drum braking system a brake wear sensor is a device on a brake shoe that signals the driver when the lining of friction material is worn down.



See Also:
Crankshaft Pulley
Grease Seal
Backfire
Run on
RPM
Blow-by
Tachometer
Sending Unit

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