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Monthly Archives: January 2021

Here's To 2021

Here's To 2021

Here’s to 2021…And your car’s good health! It’s been said many times, many ways…2020 was rough! A lot of things were put off – either because of the fear of the virus spreading; because many wanted to control costs in an uncertain economic environment; or, as in your car’s circumstances, there was simply no need with the onset of remote officing and the decline of daily commuting. But, it’s now time to resolve to make the changes that will allow us to all move on.  One of those changes that can help lower your stress level, and keep those surprise expenses down in the new year, is to get your car’s maintenance up-to-manufacturer’s standards.    This attention to routine maintenance coupled with an automobile “check up” is what helps ... read more

What is a Head Gasket Leak?

What is a Head Gasket Leak?

To understand how a head gasket starts leaking, it is important to know the exact function of a head gasket in an engine. Purpose of a Head Gasket in an Engine The head gasket is a crucial part located between the cylinder head and engine block. Its primary purpose is to seal the combustion cylinders to allow maximal gas compression. Furthermore, it also acts as a barrier to prevent the mixing or leaking of engine fluids such as oil, coolant, or water. What causes a Head Gasket Leak? Since the head gasket is situated in an area of temperature extremes and functions under extreme stress, heat, and compression, it develops cracks and eventually causes leaks. Leaking of oil or coolant into the combustion cylinder is hazardous and results in an overheated engine, fire, explosions, and extensive damage to other vehicle systems. In the case of excess overheating, the head gasket can also blow. Subaru Head Gasket failure u ... read more

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