How well do you understand your car? How much do you know about its different systems, parts, and inner workings? Understanding the various components of your vehicle can be essential for providing proper maintenance and care, and also for ensuring that, when you shop for a new vehicle, you know what to look for. That’s why we’ve put together this automotive glossary.
Note that this automotive terms dictionary reflects the usage of these terms here on the GMA site; different dealerships or mechanics may use some of these automotive terms a bit differently. Even so, we hope that these automotive terms and definitions will be helpful to you as you grow in your understanding of the automotive world—and as you get some automotive technical terms under your belt.