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.


Brake Cylinder

On a drum braking system a small cylinder that uses brake fluid to exert hydraulic pressure which forces the brake shoes against the brake drums and stops the vehicle.

See Also:
Bleeding Brakes
Brake Drag
Brake Backing Plate
Brake Fluid
Brake Lines
Brake Lining
Power Booster

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