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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Spindle

A shaft on which the wheels and wheel bearing mount.



See Also:
Oil Pump
Passing Gear
Overdrive
Steering Linkage
Throttle
Bellhousing
Cooling System
Compression

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