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.


Fuel Injection

Most modern engines have their fuel supplied to them by a fuel-injection system, as opposed to the older, dated design of carbureted fuel systems. Fuel-injected engines are more efficient, as they are able to control the fuel more precisely.

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Intake Valves
Air Cleaner Intake
Intake Manifold

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