5 Easy Car Terms Your Frisco Mechanic Wants You To Know

Walking into a Frisco auto repair shop can be pretty daunting. If you’re like most people, you try to avoid auto shops at all costs.

This is completely understandable because most drivers have been taken advantage of at some point in time. Unethical mechanics are almost as bad as lawyers when it comes to the overuse of technical jargon.

That’s why the ASE-certified technicians at Christian Brothers Automotive Frisco West want you protected (and informed).

To help, we’ve compiled a list of 5 key automotive terms necessary to understand your auto mechanic.

1. Dipstick

The dipstick is used to measure the amount of oil left in your vehicle. This measurement device is just a little metal rod. After the technician analyzes the dipstick, they’ll let you know if you need an oil change.

2. Spark Plug

Turning the key in the ignition tells the spark plug to start the engine. It does this by emitting a small electric charge that lights a mix of fuel and air.

3. [Battery] Corrosion

Don’t be scared by the word, “corrosion.” This just means rust and other buildup has accumulated around the batteries posts. However, if the corrosion gets bad enough, it can stop the battery from sending power to other parts of your vehicle.

4. Brake Pad

Brake pads generate friction needed by your wheels to stop the car. Thin brake pads won’t stop your car safely, especially in poor driving conditions. That’s why our ASE-certified technicians check your brake pads with every brake system inspection.

5. Timing Belt

The timing belt makes sure that the camshaft and crankshaft work together. The timing belt works with the camshaft to open and close the engine valves. Over time, the belt will deteriorate and become loose. If it breaks, your engine will suffer severe damage.