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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Rotor

A plastic device that sits atop the distributor shaft and conducts electric current to each spark plug terminal.



See Also:
Ignition Fire
Coil
Oil Light
Electronic Sensor
MAP Sensor
Starter
Air Flow Sensor
Engine Computer

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