A Quick Intro to Gaskets
Have you ever wondered what keeps your car's components from leaking fluids internally? Gaskets are the answer. They're an important yet unsung car part. Our LANDMARK CADILLAC service department typically checks gaskets and seals during your scheduled routine maintenance. The following post answers the most common questions that we receive about gaskets.
What Materials do Gaskets Contain?
The most common materials that gaskets consist of include:
• Multi-Layer Steel
Gaskets are small but tough. They form seals between moving and stationary auto parts, preventing fluids from mixing or becoming polluted through ingress of other fluids, debris, and dirt.
What are the Different Types of Gaskets
The average automobile contains hundreds of different types of gaskets and seals. There are four main types:
• Fuel Supply
Gaskets have no average shelf life, so it's important to have them checked whenever possible. Between service department visits, you can prolong the life of your gaskets by using manufacturer-approved coolants and by keeping the optimal torque on head bolts.