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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Bushings

Little rubber or polyurethane linings that cushion noise, friction, and movement. Typically found in suspension systems, stiffer bushings can often be installed for increased steering feel and performance applications. Worn bushings will often produce "sloppy" handling and excessive clunking and play in steering system.



See Also:
CV Joints
Leaf Springs
Suspension System
Camber
Caster
Shock Absorbers
Chassis
Control Arms

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