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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Powertrain

The path/transfer of power from the engine, to the transmission, to the driving wheels, the connotation of which usually involves warranty coverage of some kind.



See Also:
Connecting Rod
Downshifting
Run on
Tachometer
Backfire
Kickdown Switch
Accelerator
Brake Wear Sensor

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