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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Motor Mounts

Rubber covered brackets that hold the engine to the frame. Typically these do not fail, though worn mounts can allow the engine to move excessively in the engine bay and cause other issues.



See Also:
Oil Pan
Knocking
Compression
Thrust Angle
Head Gasket
Rocker Arms
Crankshaft
Clutch Disc

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