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.


Ignition System

A system of electrical parts meant to provide the spark to the spark plugs, that in turn ignite the air/fuel mixture in the combustion chambers.

See Also:
Knock Sensor
Oil Light
Negative Terminal
Ignition Fire
Electronic Ignition
Throttle Sensor

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