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.


Clutch Pedal

The pedal next to the brake pedal that allows the driver to operate the clutch when changing gears, very brief idling, and so on. (For extended periods of idling the transmission should be placed in neutral rather than "freewheeling" the flywheel by holding the pedal down.)

See Also:
Oil Pan
Cooling System
Pressure Plate
Diesel Engine
Clutch Disc
Manual Transmission

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