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.


Ignition Coil

The part of the ignition system which amplifies a small amount of current and sends it to the spark plugs by way of something called the 'distributor'. These can fail, but are generally some of the sturdier items in the ignition system.

See Also:
Carbon Tracks
Oxygen Sensor
Air Flow Sensor

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