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 Drag

This happens when one or more brakes don't fully disengage upon releasing the brake pedal.

See Also:
Bleeding Brakes
Brake Backing Plate
Drum Brakes
Brake Bleeder
Disc Brakes
Anti-lock Brakes
Brake Drums

Diagnose Your Car's Problem

Engine won't start? Weird sound? Strange smoke? Got something going on with your car but not sure what it is? The easy to use DriverSide Diagnostic Tool is here to help you figure it out.

Enter Zip: