What is a Head Gasket?

There are two principle sections to your engine, the engine core, and the engine head. Every car engine is separated into these two parts with other parts working inside to create the power your engine generates. Both of these sections consist of hard metals. The head gasket—or cylinder head gasket—is the seal that connects the two parts. The seal protects the internal parts of the engine from debris, contains fluid or gases within the parts, and maintains pressure integrity.

Most head gaskets are made of copper. The softer nature of the copper serves as a cushion for the harder steel or aluminum engine parts. The copper is crushed in some areas and allowed to expand in others to create an impenetrable seal.

If you believe your head gasket is leaking, bring your vehicle to Economy Honda Superstore in Chattanooga for a quick checkup at our car repair center.

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