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.



Sounds like a gunshot, and sure to get the attention of every jumpy soul within 200 yards, this is caused by when some unburned fuel makes its way outside of the combustion chamber and is ignited. Boom.

See Also:
Sending Unit
Brake Wear Sensor
Camshaft Sensor
Grease Fitting

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