What Do Gaskets Do?

Gaskets being blown are one of Edinburg’s leading causes of breakdowns. This is because many drivers unfortunately don’t know what they are or what they do. It’s time to change that for the benefit of all.

What are they?

To put it simply, gaskets are seals which keep air and liquids from mixing, escaping or invading places they needn’t be. They’re made of flexible layers of copper and/or steel with an outer coating.

Where are they?

There are lots of them, but the most important ones are in your oil pan (keeping oil the crankshaft needs in the pan), your intake and exhaust manifolds (air containment and temperature control) and your cylinder heads (padding the gap between the, and the engine block).

How can I tell they’re dying?

They will lose flexibility, allow gaps to appear and often have a lot of deposits building up around them.

What can I do about this?

You can’t stop it from happening. You can severely delay it by changing your oil and fluids often (coolant, antifreeze, steering fluid etc.) and watching your engine and oil temperatures.

At Edinburg Motors Inc., we care about your safety above all else, come see us in our service center today to learn more about gaskets.

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