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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Mass Airflow Sensor

A sensor which measures the amount of air entering the engine. It sends its readings to the engine's computer.



See Also:
Ignition Timing
Resistor
Distributor Cap
Rotor
Spark Plug Gap
Ignition Coil
Coil
PCV Valve

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