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

Ignition Fire

A wire with thick rubber insulation that carries the high voltage current from the ignition coil to the spark plug.



See Also:
Distributor Cap
Knock Sensor
Spark Knock
Generator
Oil Light
Mass Airflow Sensor
Coil
Resistance

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: