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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Driveshaft

A spinning metal shaft that transmits power from the transmission to the wheels via separate axles.



See Also:
Belt
Diesel Engine
Bellhousing
Clutch Pedal
Timing
Oil Pan
Steering Knuckle
Gear Grease

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