What Are Gaskets Used for in a Car?

Gaskets are an essential part of every connection in your car. Gaskets provide an impenetrable seal between solid parts. Gases and fluids are subjected to pressures that seek to propel them through any opening-no matter how tiny. Solid parts like the engine body and the engine head cannot seal. You need a gasket for that.

A gasket is made up of a material that is crushable. Gaskets fill in the uneven spaces, no matter how small, between two rigid parts that are not malleable. With the ability to accept pressure that is uneven throughout its surface, the gasket seals the small cracks and crevices between two surface that appear to be smooth and fit perfectly together. Car gaskets are built to absorb heat and pressures such as those found in your combustion chamber.

Get a quick gasket checkup at our service center at BMW of Honolulu.

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