The Importance of Your Gaskets and How to Tell If They've Gone Bad

At Hiday Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM, we understand how important it is to our Bluffton, IN consumers that they keep their vehicles in good condition. There are hundreds of gaskets in your vehicle, and while they are long-lasting, they will need to be replaced with time. When rotting gaskets are left in a vehicle, it can cause damage that is costly to remedy.

Gaskets are usually made of multi-level steel, and they can also be made of other materials, which include rubber and copper. Head gaskets are the most common type of gasket that is found in your car, but your vehicle is also equipped with intake manifold gaskets, exhaust manifold gaskets, and bearing gaskets.

Keeping your gaskets in good condition will help your vehicle run properly. When there is bubbling, gurgling, or foaming near the radiator, it could be that high compression levels caused holes in some of the gaskets. If you notice a milky-looking substance on your dip stick when you are checking the oil, it could that one of the gaskets needs to be replaced.

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