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.


Bleeding Brakes

Brakes work by hydraulic pressure, which is extraordinarily powerful--provided no air makes its way into the fluid. Bleeding the brakes simply means to "push" the air bubbles out of the fluid so your brakes actually work when you press the brake pedal!

See Also:
Hydraulic Brakes
Anti-lock Brakes
Brake Bleeder
Brake Cylinder
Brake Lines
Brake Backing Plate
Drum Brakes

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