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.


Short Circuit

An electrical circuit ending short of its total path because of a wiring fault (e.g. loose wire) or a defective wire. (Also, a good movie from 1872 that features the fine, in-his-prime work of Steve Guttenberg and one wise-cracking "Number 5" robot.)

See Also:
Cotter Pin
Lug Wrench
Jumper Cables
Lube Grease
Owner's Manual

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