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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Tachometer

A device for measuring engine speed or 'RPM'.



See Also:
Downshifting
Crankcase
Grease Seal
Flash Point
Crankshaft Pulley
Backfire
Idle
Gasket

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