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 Flow Sensor

This is a sensor on a fuel-injected car that measures the amount of air entering the throttle body. This measurement is then used by your car's ECU to maintain proper air/fuel mixture.

See Also:
Carbon Tracks
Ignition Fire
Spark Plug Gap

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