What is a Gasket's Purpose?

Who would ever think such a small car part could be so important? A gasket is a mechanical piece that seals up two surfaces that aren't twin copies one of another, like a head gasket that works to seal up the space between an engine block and a cylinder head.

The purpose of a gasket is to create a fine seal so that no chemicals or any other substance can leak out. The most common type of gaskets are made out of multi-layer steel, but they can also come in copper or rubber. Copper helps maintain longevity while rubber is pliable and fits snugly to surfaces.

Gaskets do eventually deteriorate, but we at Piazza Honda of Pottstown can help prevent bigger problems by prolonging the lifespan of your gasket fixtures and teaching you how to maintain them. Come visit us at 629 North Lewis Road to see what we can do for you.

 

 

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