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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Timing

The coordination of the valves, pistons, and spark. The timing must be exact or engine performance will suffer.



See Also:
Drivebelt
Belt
Cooling System
Spindle
Head
Crankshaft
Motor Mounts
Stick Shift

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