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:
Lug Nuts
Backfire
Connecting Rod
Grease Fitting
Run on
Crankcase
Grease Seal
Coolant

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