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.



A substance that is added to the radiator for leaks. You can give it a shot if your system is leaking, but in all honesty, if your cooling system is compromised in some way, it needs to be repaired properly.

See Also:
Flushing Tee
Thermostatic Switch
Radiator Cap

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