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.



The failure of the air/fuel mixture in one or more cylinders to ignite while the engine is running.

See Also:
Automatic Choke
Intake Valves
Carburetor Float
Fuel Pump
Air Cleaner
Throttle Body
Lean Fuel Mixture
Carburetor Cleaner

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