What Are Gaskets?

Many drivers recognize "gaskets" as a car part, but don't know exactly what these items do until one starts to go bad on their vehicle. Gaskets, in general, form a leakproof bond between two surfaces. A gaskets job is to keep fluids, liquids, and gases from mixing or escaping there intended locations. Responsible car owners need to understand a gaskets purpose, so that they may identify an issue before it causes extensive damage.

Vehicles have many gaskets including the head gasket, the intake manifold gasket, exhaust manifold gasket, the main bearing gasket, and the camshaft gasket. If a gasket starts to go bad, there will be signs and symptoms. It's important to correct the problem before the gasket "blows." Common signs of a bad gasket are engine overheating, white smoke from the tailpipe, and gurgling sounds from the engine.

There are ways to prevent gasket failure and prolong the use of existing gaskets. To keep your car in good working order, you should visit the service center at Steven Hopkins Honda in Fairfield, CA.

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