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.


Negative Terminal

The battery terminal that conducts electric current back to the battery on cars with negative ground. It is always marked with a'-' as opposed to the positive terminal '+'.

See Also:
Electronic Sensor
Open Circuit
Electronic Ignition
Oxygen Sensor
Battery Terminals
Ignition Timing
Spark Advance

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