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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Lug Nuts

The nuts that hold a wheel onto the axle, the torque ratings when these are put back on are critical to keep from losing a wheel or warping a brake disc.



See Also:
Downshifting
Connecting Rod
Grease Seal
Crankshaft Pulley
Kickdown Switch
Run on
Sending Unit
Flash Point

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