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.


Hydraulic Brakes

Fluids can't readily be compressed. Hydraulic systems use that resistance to being compressed to generate force to operate things like brakes, as they can provide tremendous force.

See Also:
Power Booster
Brake Cylinder
Brake Lines
Master Cylinder
Brake Lining
Splash Shield
Disc Brakes

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