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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Distributor

The part of the ignition system that distributes the current to the spark plugs. These typically do not "wear"--they either work, or they don't.



See Also:
Ground
Electronic Ignition
Electrolyte
Rotor
Carbon Tracks
Recharge
Battery Terminals
Spark Retard

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