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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Carbon Canister

A canister that is filled with charcoal and is used as an emissions control device to keep the oceans blue and the grass green.



See Also:
Fuel Filter
Air Cleaner
EGR
Throttle Body
Pinging
Air/Fuel Mixture
Fuel/Air Mixture
TDC

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