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 Shoes

On a drum braking system brake shows are curved pieces of metal with brake lining attached. When pressed against the inside surface of the brake drums, they cause a vehicle to stop.

See Also:
Brake Drums
Disc Brakes
Brake Calipers
Power Brakes
Power Booster
Bleeding Brakes
Brake Drag

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