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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Spark Advance

The adjustment of the ignition timing so the spark plugs fire sooner than they have previously been firing.



See Also:
Mass Airflow Sensor
Oil Light
Recharge
Throttle Sensor
Engine Computer
Ignition Fire
Battery Terminals
Ground

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