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.

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Alternator

A belt-driven, saucer-sized device which uses the engine's power to generate electrical energy.



See Also:
Spark Plug
Spark Advance
Electrolyte
Ignition Fire
Recharge
Knock Sensor
Resistor
Distributor Cap

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