Car Jargon Explained – Start Here!

Looking after your car is hard enough without having to learn to speak like a mechanic.

To help you sort out your ABS from your cam belt, we’ve put together a guide to car jargon that will make everything clear. Here’s an example:

Brake Disc – Each wheel of a car has its own brake. The most common type of brake used on modern cars is the disc brake. This is a rotating metal disc that is fixed so that it always turns with the wheel. When the brakes are applied, a clamp (called a brake calliper) squeezes the disc, slowing the rotation of the wheel.

If you’ve looked at our car jargon glossary and there is still something you don’t understand, just drop us a line – we want to make this website the most simple and comprehensive guide to motoring in the UK.

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