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:
Distributor Cap
Ignition System
Resistor
Mass Airflow Sensor
Alternator
Knock Sensor
Electronic Ignition
Spark Advance

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