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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Battery

A device which stores electrical energy, and is continously charged by the alternator. Its primary purpose is to provide power to start an engine.



See Also:
Ignition Fire
Engine Computer
Air Flow Sensor
Hydrometer
MAP Sensor
PCV Valve
Coil
Spark Plug Cable

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