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.


Pressure Plate

One of the major components of the clutch assembly, the pressure plate is forced by springs against the clutch disc which then causes the engine's power to be transmitted to the various gears of a manual transmission.

See Also:
Rack & Pinion
Cooling System
Combustion Chamber
Push Rods

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