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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Connecting Rod

An uninteresting-but-vital metal rod that connects the piston to the crankshaft.



See Also:
Lug Nuts
Blow-by
RPM
Kickdown Switch
Coolant
Sending Unit
Run on
Flash Point

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