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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Throttle

The gas pedal, loud pedal, or just plain "gas," whatever you call it, it's a control for how much power the engine produces. Less throttle means less power, and vice versa.



See Also:
Stick Shift
Clutch Pedal
Driveshaft
Ball Joint
Dipstick
Push Rods
Thrust Angle
Motor Mounts

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