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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Cotter Pin

A wire that is bent around whatever it is used with in order to keep that item in place.



See Also:
Antifreeze
Octane
Owner's Manual
Short Circuit
Lube Grease
Lube Job
Safety Stand
Lug Wrench

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