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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Diesel Engine

A very high-compression combustion engine that burns diesel fuel instead of gasoline. Diesel engines are known for oustanding fuel efficiency.



See Also:
Out-of- road
Tie Rod
Rear Axle Ratio
Drivetrain
Dipstick
Timing
Passing Gear
Crankshaft

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