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.
The greasing of the steering system, suspension system, and drivetrain. A lube job can be necessary to keep moving parts that touch from wearing each other down, but can also be "oversold" by repair shops. If your vehicle isn't having squeaking/clunking issues in the suspension--which a lube job may or may not repair--stick to your manufacturer's recommendations for such maintenance tasks.See Also:Owner's ManualJumper CablesSpecificationLug WrenchFree Pedal PlayCotter PinJackShort Circuit
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