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.


Oil Light

A dashboard light that illuminates the oil pressure drops below a certain level. Don't wait for the oil light to tell you what your oil level is though. Check it on some sort of a schedule--monthly at minimum, and more frequently if your vehicle is known to burn or leak oil.

See Also:
Spark Plug Gap
Open Circuit
Knock Sensor
Spark Retard
Air Flow Sensor

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