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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CV Joints

Another part you may only see or hear about when it goes bad, the CV joints are flexible couplings between two shafts that allows each shaft to keep the same driving speed regardless of angle. Cool, huh?



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

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