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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Dipstick

A long metal stick used to check fluids levels--oil, transmission fluid, and the like. This is a part every driver should be fanmiliar with.



See Also:
Front-Wheel Drive
Oil Filter
Bellhousing
Boots
Ball Joint
Pitman Arm
Timing Light
Lubrication System

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