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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Leaf Springs

An old-school type of suspension design rarely used in modern automotive manufacturing, leaf springs are a series of stacked, metal plates that bend flexibly to absorb the bumps and shocks of driving.



See Also:
Chassis
CV Joints
Suspension System
Shock Absorbers
Camber
Caster
Bushings
Control Arms

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