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.


Air Filter

This one is exactly what it sounds like: an actual filter that removes dust and dirt particles from the air stream being ingested by the engine.

See Also:
Fuel Pump
Air Cleaner Intake
Accelerator Pump
Idle Speed Screw
Intake Valves
Air Aspirator Valve

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