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.


Disc Brakes

Type of brakes that work by squeezing brake pads against a dics--thus "disc brakes." Most modern cars use this type of braking system.

See Also:
Brake Shoes
Master Cylinder
Bleeding Brakes
Power Booster
Brake Calipers
Brake Drums
Hydraulic Brakes
Splash Shield

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