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The gasket sandwiched between the engine block and the cylinder head helps ensure maximum compression and prevent leakage of either oil or coolant into the cylinders. The likelihood of gasket failure is increased by the fact that aluminum cylinder heads thermally expand at a somewhat higher rate than cast-iron cylinder blocks. Because the cylinder head slides slightly across the gasket's surface as the engine warms up to operating temperature, stress is placed on the head gasket. Auto manufacturers have addressed this issue by supplementing head-gasket surfaces with non-stick coatings. Still, if a head gasket were to fail, the resultant compression loss, leakage of exhaust gases into the cooling system,and/or mixing of oil with coolant all warrant immediate attention.

If you're worried about a cracked head gasket, you need to bring your car down to our shop right away. Our ASE-certified technicians have the experience and expertise necessary to find the problem and fix it right, the first time, whether it's a cracked head gasket or something more subtle. We can also provide the regular maintenance that will prevent gasket problems in the first place. Our address is 2220 Daniels Street, Long Lake.

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HINT: When a head gasket fails and exhaust gases leak into the coolant, engine overheating results.