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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Kickdown Switch

An electrical switch that is used to cause a transmission to downshift from a higher to a lower gear ratio.



See Also:
Flash Point
Crankshaft Pulley
RPM
Lug Nuts
Tachometer
Blow-by
Connecting Rod
Coolant

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