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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Supercharger

A device which increases engine power by forcing greater amounts of air into the cylinders.



See Also:
Flywheel
Tie Rod Ends
Bearings
Timing Chain
Front-Wheel Drive
Piston Slap
Tie Rod
Gear Ratio

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