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.


Master Cylinder

A device that stores brake fluid and hydraulically forces it through the brake system.

See Also:
Brake Calipers
Power Brakes
Drum Brakes
Hydraulic Brakes
Splash Shield
Disc Brakes
Brake Shoes
Brake Drag

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