Signs of Gasket Failure

Have you ever wondered how, with all of the moving parts of a vehicle, your vehicle doesn't lose more liquids and chemicals? Well, without gaskets in certain places, your vehicle probably would in certain portions of the vehicle's machinery. Certain gaskets, like the main bearing gasket, keep oil from escaping as the crankshaft turns. But what, exactly, is a gasket?

Most often, gaskets are made of steel, copper, or rubber, and they form a seal between various parts on a car. Pressure or friction can cause gaskets to wear down, and there are many signs of gasket failure depending on which gasket has worn out. To avoid further damage to your vehicle, watch for things like smoke from the tailpipe and foaming in the radiator, among other signs.

If you have any concerns about any of your gaskets, stop in with our service experts at Auto Express Fiat of Erie and we'll be happy to take a look for you.

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