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.


Charging System

A system which uses a fan belt driven by the engine to enable the alternator to create electrical energy which is then stored in the battery.

See Also:
Spark Plug Wire
Throttle Sensor
Spark Retard
Spark Advance
PCV Valve
Spark Plug Gap
Ignition Timing

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