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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Drivebelt

A reinforced belt used to operate certain components, most notably the alternator.



See Also:
Cooling System
Front-Wheel Drive
Manual Transmission
Diesel Engine
Tie Rod Ends
Exhaust Valve
Block
Belt

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