Knowing When Gaskets Need Replacement

November 29th, 2020 by

At Alfa Romeo of Minneapolis we are often asked about vehicle gaskets. Drivers in St. Louis want to know how gaskets can become worn and fail to function properly. Understanding the nature and purpose of a vehicle gasket can be helpful. Here's what you need to know.

Gaskets are primarily used to create seals on a vehicle between two separate mechanical parts. They can be made of either durable rubber or metal, and they are typically shaped to fit a precise area. Gaskets are made to absorb heat, and most of them can last for the entire life of the parts they are designed to protect.

There can be as many as 200 gaskets on today's vehicles. They are not visible to the human eye, and that makes it difficult to assess wear. You will have to rely on other indicators such as a loss of performance in your car or truck.


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