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.


Splash Shield

A removable device found on disc brake systems that protects the discs from water and dirt.

See Also:
Brake Fluid
Brake Shoes
Power Booster
Brake Lines
Brake Drums
Brake Bleeder
Brake Lining
Brake Backing Plate

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