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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Specification

You may hear that your valves are "out of spec." Maybe your alignment isn't "in specification." Basically this means that something isn't how the factory manufacturered it, and it may be causing problems.



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