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.


Crankshaft Pulley

The visible wheel attached to the front end of the crankshaft. This pulley drives the alternator, as well as other devices, via the drive/fan belt.

See Also:
Kickdown Switch
Brake Wear Sensor
Grease Fitting

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