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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Head Gasket

The gasket between the head and the engine block. When these leak, they allow oil and coolant to mix, and things go bad in a hurry.



See Also:
Flushing
Piston
Bands
Drivetrain
Axle
Differential
Dipstick
Passing Gear

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