Gaskets keep your engine running smoothly by providing a tight seal to keep fluids and gases where they are supposed to be. A leaky gasket can cause a number of problems. It can even be dangerous if flammable liquids drip onto hot parts.

Gaskets can be made of several layers of steel bonded together, copper, and rubber. Each of these materials has their advantages and disadvantages. Metal lasts longer, but rubber can conform to the two surfaces better, creating a tighter seal. Eventually, all gaskets wear out but copper is considered to be the most long-lasting material.

Having your gaskets checked on a regular basis should be a part of your routine car maintenance schedule. If a gasket fails suddenly, you can be stuck along the side of the road. It is time to make an appointment with Audi Birmingham to prevent disaster from striking you.

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