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.


Spark Knock

A sound that occurs when the air/fuel mixture is igniting too soonand is very often caused by a poorly timed engine.

See Also:
Carbon Tracks
Ignition Coil
Ignition Fire
Spark Plug
Oxygen Sensor
Spark Advance

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