Know the Gasket Warning Signs

What's that gurgling sound coming from your radiator? Though it may be tempting to ignore it and see if it goes away on its own, it may be a sign that one of your gaskets needs replacing. Knowing the signs of gasket failure can mean the difference between a small repair and a bigger--and more costly--one.

Gaskets are important parts of your engine; they form an impenetrable barrier between various engine components to keep fluids, gasses, and other liquids where they are supposed to be. Gasket failure means these fluids can leak into other areas of your engine and cause potentially big problems. Learn the warning signs that your gaskets need service and if you notice any of these, bring it in promptly to reduce damage:

  1. Overheated engine
  2. Oil in your coolant
  3. White smoke coming from your exhaust system
  4. Low cylinder pressure
  5. Foaming, gurgling, or bubbling from your radiator

Any of these signs warrant a call for service; contact Bill Kidd's Volvo Cars in Cockeysville and let our expert team of auto technicians diagnose and repair any issues to get you safely back on the road again.

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