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.



On older carbureted engines, a device which limits the amount of air which enters the carburetor, thus controlling the air/fuel mixture.

See Also:
Intake Manifold
Fuel Injectors
Air Cleaner
Carburetor Bowl
Carbon Canister
Fuel/Air Mixture

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