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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Fan Belt

A flexible rubber belt connecting the fan to the alternator and crankshaft pulley. Also called the 'drive belt'.



See Also:
Power Stroke
Carbon-fouled
Combustion Chamber
Gear Ratio
Gear Grease
Pressure Plate
Exhaust Valve
Tie Rod

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