Gaskets Are Essential Components Of A Vehicle That Need To Be Maintained Over Time

Your vehicle contains hundreds of gaskets. All of them play a vital role in keeping your car running safely and effectively. Wt at BMW of Honolulu have provided some basic information on these small but essential parts of your vehicle.

A gasket acts as a seal between surfaces. They are made out of material such as multi-layered steel, copper, and rubber to ensure maximum strength, durability, and resistance to heat and cold. Think of a gasket as a sort of layer that prevents various fluids and gases from leaking and mixing inside your car. They keep fluids such as coolant and brake fluid where they belong.

While gaskets are specially made out of durable materials, they can fail and get damaged. Signs of gasket failure include bubbling and foaming in the radiator and white smoke from the vehicle's tailpipe. These signs should be addressed rapidly as a small gasket failure can lead to significant damage.

 

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