What are Gaskets?

The head gasket goes between your cylinder head and engine. It seals in the combustion chamber. Most cars have a custom gasket, so it depends on your car's make and model. The gasket allows for the right compression and also keeps in gases from the exhaust. Altogether, the gasket is needed to make your engine more efficient. However, there can be issues that arise from long-term use and certain types of cars that are more prone to blown gaskets.

The head gasket seals in things tightly and allows pistons to run through the metal sheet. If you notice that there is an overheating warning on your engine's temperature light or if there is white smoke coming from your tailpipe, you have a blown gasket or a gasket that is about to blow. In both of these scenarios, you'll need your mechanic to replace the gasket as soon as possible.

Want to get your car looked at today? Head to our showroom at Piazza Honda of Philadelphia.

 

 

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