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.


Open Circuit

A circuit that is interrupted, such as by an open switch, a bad connection, or an internal break. Generally not a positve thing as far as your vehicle is concerned.

See Also:
Spark Plug Gap
Ignition Coil
Starter Solenoid
Spark Retard
Positive Terminal
Spark Advance

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