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.



One of the main components of your clutch assemply, a flywheel is a metal disc about the size of turkey platter (except that it's not at all shaped like a turkey platter, being as that it's round and not oval, so maybe that's just confusing) that provides "momentum" to move the car from a stop.

See Also:
Power Steering
Piston Slap
Gear Ratio
Clutch Pedal
Oil Pan

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