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.



One of the "Big 3" of alignment: Camber, Caster, and Toe, camber is the way the tire "leans" towards the engine bay (negative camber) or away from the engine bay (positive camber).

See Also:
Leaf Springs
Shock Absorbers
Control Arms
Suspension System
CV Joints

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