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.


MAP Sensor

A sensor that detects the load an engine is under. It sends its reading/signal to the engine's computer so that it can properly calculate how much fuel needs to be injected.

See Also:
Charging System
Oil Light
PCV Valve
Spark Plug
Throttle Sensor
Spark Plug Wire

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