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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An electrical motor that causes the engine's crankshaft to begin turning, which starts the engine running.



See Also:
Air Flow Sensor
Spark Plug Gap
Spark Plug
Knock Sensor
Rotor
Electrolyte
Spark Knock
Battery Terminals

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