Understanding Your Vehicle: Let's Look at its Gaskets

Our associates at Emerling Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram have a goal to help our Springville, NY customers stay knowledgeable about their vehicles. There are many components that make up your vehicle, which include gaskets.

Gaskets are typically made of multi-level steel, but they can also be made out of rubber or copper. They are used to form a bond between two or more surfaces and keep fluids and gasses from escaping. Gaskets can withstand extreme temperatures. There are a variety of gaskets, which include head gaskets, intake manifold gaskets, exhaust manifold gaskets, and bearing gaskets.

Your gaskets serve an important purpose, so it is beneficial if you know the signs of gasket failure. If there is bubbling or gurgling coming from under the radiator, then there could be a hole in a gasket. If a substance that looks like mayonnaise appears on your dip stick when you are checking the oil level, then a gasket could be failing.

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