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.


Lug Wrench

A large cross-shaped wrench used to remove the lug nuts so that the tire may then be removed.

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Owner's Manual
Safety Stand
Service Manual
Free Pedal Play
Jumper Cables
Lube Grease

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