What are Gaskets?

Gaskets are found throughout a vehicle. They are designed to form a seal between two parts in order to prevent fluids or gases from escaping or leaking. Gaskets are made using copper, steel or rubberized materials and are created to resist the extreme temperatures that occur when the vehicle is running. Under certain circumstances, gaskets may deteriorate or rupture and need replacing. When this happens fluids and gases may invade systems where they do not belong, which leads to major problems.

Common symptoms of gasket failure include engine overheating or fluid leaks beneath the vehicle. Owners greatly reduce the chance of having gasket problems by making sure that oil, antifreeze and other fluids are changed as often as recommended.

Make a point of scheduling an appointment with one of our experienced technicians at SHARPE at the first signs of trouble. In this way, you avoid more costly repairs.

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