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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Maintenance Tune-up

Replacement of the high-wear items like ignition components (spark plugs and wires), air filters, fuel filters, etc.



See Also:
Free Pedal Play
Leasing
Lug Wrench
Short Circuit
Lube Grease
Additives
PSI
Horsepower

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