Why Does Your Vehicle Need Gaskets?

Your vehicle has several different gases and fluids flowing at all times. If the chemicals accidentally mix, the outcome can be disastrous. Your vehicle has hundreds of gaskets. Gaskets control the order of circulation.

Gaskets are designed to withstand extreme temperatures and a variety of substances. A gasket can be made of steel, copper or rubber. If the gasket has a mechanical problem, you might notice oil in the coolant or white smoke in the tailpipe. The engine overheating is another sign of a failing gasket. Normal wear and tear will lead to deterioration and costly repairs. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to extend the longevity of a gasket. Use the manufacturer's recommended coolant. Also, replace the fluid at the recommended intervals.

We are easy to find in the local Holland, MI area. If you have any questions about your vehicle's gaskets, come visit us at our service center at Barber Ford.

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