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.
A steering system using hydraulic power to ease steering, almost all modern vehicles feature power steering, though many lighter performance cars don't because not only is power steering not always necessary, but it can also ruin the "feel" and general feedback between the tires and the driver.See Also:Rear Axle RatioFanOil PanBellhousingClutchHead GasketStatorRack & Pinion
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