Let's Learn About Your Vehicle's Gaskets

Helping our Anchorage, AK consumers keep their vehicles in good shape is a goal at Lithia Kia of Anchorage. Your car has hundreds of gaskets that seal at least two surfaces together so that fluids and gases don't leak and mix. There are many kinds of gaskets that include head gaskets, intake manifold gaskets, exhaust manifold gaskets, bearing gaskets, and more. Gaskets are usually made of multi-level steel.

Gaskets are long-lasting and can handle extreme temperatures. However, they should be replaced at the first sign of an issue. If you don't replace a damaged or deteriorated gasket, then you may end up paying for expensive repairs.

The best way to look out for failing gaskets is to inspect your oil when you check your oil level. If you notice a white substance that looks like mayonnaise on the oil stick, then it could mean that a gasket is damaged. Gurgling, foaming, and bubbling under the radiator also indicate that there is a problem with a gasket.

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