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.


Lube Job

The greasing of the steering system, suspension system, and drivetrain. A lube job can be necessary to keep moving parts that touch from wearing each other down, but can also be "oversold" by repair shops. If your vehicle isn't having squeaking/clunking issues in the suspension--which a lube job may or may not repair--stick to your manufacturer's recommendations for such maintenance tasks.

See Also:
Safety Stand
Lug Wrench
Jumper Cables
Maintenance Tune-up

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