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.
A vehicle that is driven by its front wheels, as opposed to the rear. Most popular sedans, minivans, and other people-movers are front-wheel drive because it is simpler, provides superior traction in rain or snow, and is generally thought to be somewhat "safer" than rear-wheel drive for the reasons.See Also:BeltOut-of- roadGear GreaseTiming ChainDieselingFlywheelClutchCrankshaft
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