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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Resistance

Measured in ohms, and an assessment of a circuit's resistance to "promote" electricity, the resistance of many automotive parts that operate electrically and electronically can help you assess that part's general health. If resistance is too low or too high, it is generally "broken," or otherwise out of specification.



See Also:
ECM
Oxygen Sensor
Oil Light
Spark Plug Wire
Coil
Air Flow Sensor
Charging System
Carbon Tracks

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