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.


Electronic Ignition

A modern ignition system that transmits current to the spark plugs by highly precise electronic means. It eliminates the need for a condenser and points.

See Also:
Ignition Fire
Spark Plug
Spark Knock
Spark Advance
Oxygen Sensor
Ignition Timing
Battery Terminals
Distributor Cap

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