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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Coolant

The water and antifreeze mix--often a glowing, toxic-avenger green--that helps remove heat from your cooling system. If you ever see any of this under your car, or smell it when you pop your hood, it can be a sign of trouble.



See Also:
Kickdown Switch
Brake Wear Sensor
Sending Unit
Gasket
Accelerator
Crankcase
Run on
Camshaft Sensor

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