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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Carburetor Bowl

A small fuel storage area in the carburetor--that is, if you indeed have a carbureted engine.



See Also:
Catalytic Convertor
Accelerator Pump
Misfiring
EGR
Fuel Injection
Air Cleaner Intake
Exhaust System
Float Bowl

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