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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Stick Shift

Slang for a car with a manual transmission, a "stick shift" is also a gearshift located on the floor between the front seats.



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Timing Chain
Oil Pan
Oil Pump
Gearbox
Ball Joint
Differential
Piston
Overhead Cam

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