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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Coil

This important little guy amplifies a small amount of electrical current and sends it to the spark plugs by way of the distributor, making it a critical part of the ignition system.



See Also:
Open Circuit
Relay
Electronic Ignition
Recharge
Distributor Cap
MAP Sensor
Spark Knock
Ground

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