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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Rocker Arms

Curved levers which transfer a 'push' from a push rod to a valve stem in order to make the valve open.



See Also:
Rear Axle Ratio
Combustion Chamber
Flywheel
Clutch Disc
Timing Chain
Exhaust Valve
Piston Slap
Diesel Engine

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