At Diablo Subaru of Walnut Creek, we think you should know that gaskets play an important role in your vehicle. Without properly maintained gaskets, you might find yourself in a breakdown lane far from Walnut Creek, CA.

Gaskets create seals. Their placement within your vehicle supports the integrity of automotive systems that carry fluids or gasses. Most gaskets consist of rubber, and some include metal.

While the specific array of gaskets within a vehicle will vary by make and model, every internal-combustion vehicle has a head gasket. Along with metal fasteners and sufficient oil, this component ensures an optimal seal that maintains an engine's demanding environment. It sits between the engine's upper and lower housings. Typically, a head gasket will be constructed from thin layers of rubber and metal. Of course, all gaskets' materials slowly deteriorate due to wear and tear. Fortunately, you can reduce the negative impact of that deterioration by keeping up with your vehicle's maintenance schedule.

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