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.

Back

Fuel Injection

Most modern engines have their fuel supplied to them by a fuel-injection system, as opposed to the older, dated design of carbureted fuel systems. Fuel-injected engines are more efficient, as they are able to control the fuel more precisely.



See Also:
Fuel Pump
TDC
Catalytic Convertor
Air Cleaner Intake
Combustion
Ram Tubes
Accelerator Pump
Intake Valves

Diagnose Your Car's Problem

Engine won't start? Weird sound? Strange smoke? Got something going on with your car but not sure what it is? The easy to use DriverSide Diagnostic Tool is here to help you figure it out.



Enter Zip: