Techincal car terms

Car Dictionary

List of techincal words and terms that your mechanic would usually mention.

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BALL JOINT

A flexible ball and socket joint used primarily in front suspensions.

BEAM AXLE

A rigid axle supporting the non-driven wheels.

BELTLINE

The line that separates a car's greenhouse from its lower body.

BRAKE FADE

The vehicle takes longer to stop the second or third time brakes are applied due to a buildup of heat in friction surfaces.

BRAKE FLUID

A hydroscopic fluid (absorbs water) with a high boiling point, used in hydraulic brake systems.

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