Chico Head Gasket Repair

What is a head gasket?

Your head gasket or head gaskets are used in internal combustion engines. They provide a seal between your engine block and your cylinder head. Your head gasket seals the combustion gases within the cylinders while keeping engine oil and coolant separated.

How long do head gaskets last?

On average, your head gasket or head gaskets will last you 200k miles depending on the car manufacturer’s recommendation. This is usually the entire lifespan of the car, based on how well you take care of your vehicle. 

Why do head gaskets blow?

The most common reason that head gaskets are blown is caused by your engine overheating. Your engine overheating can be caused by the vehicle’s cooling system malfunctioning. This could be caused by many reasons. For example, if a radiator cracks, the vehicle will lose most its coolant resulting in aluminum cylinder heads becoming warped. The head gasket will no longer seal due to a larger space between the block and the head.

What is replaced when replacing head gaskets?

When replacing your head gasket or head gaskets, you not only replace the head gasket. You also replace your exhaust manifold gaskets, valve cover gaskets, valve stem seals, coolant, oil, and possibly your timing cover gasket. Also, It is a good idea to change your timing belt,, and water pump, if the vehicle is equipped with them. It is important that you change these things to make sure your vehicle operates smoothly.

Where can I get my head gasket replaced?

There are many local places where you can receive head gasket replacement services. One option is, Tedious Repairs! If you are looking for quality auto repair in Chico, along with 5-star customer service in a timely manner, book an appointment online or give us a call today! 530-826-4275

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