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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Rear Axle Ratio

The number of times the rear wheels turn as compared to a certain transmission speed.



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Stator
Head
Timing Light
Bands
Timing Belt
Stick Shift
Fan Belt

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