Fenski Automotive Center Inc. Tech Question on Your Head GasketOct 24th, 2017
Fenski Automotive Center Inc. Tech Question:
My name is Landon. A bought a new minivan and it started smoking out the tail pipe. My Sugar Hill service center said my head gasket went out. What can I do to prevent this from happening again?
Fenski Automotive Center Inc. Answer:
The head gasket fits between the top of the engine and the cylinder head. Its job is to seal that connection and keep oil and coolant circulating in the right parts of the engine.
When it leaks, oil can get in the coolant and vice versa. Sometimes coolant or engine oil can get into the combustion chamber where it gets burned with the fuel, which is what makes all that smoke Landon was talking about.
He said his car was new, so it's likely that the head gasket failed because it was improperly installed, which is very rare. Sometimes they just burn through.
Engine overheating is a leading cause for blown head gaskets. Following the schedule for cooling system service is a great way for Sugar Hill drivers to avoid overheating.
Replacing a head gasket is fairly expensive at Sugar Hill car repair shops. It's definitely worth investing in regular cooling system maintenance at Fenski Automotive Center Inc. to avoid that job. Ask your friendly and knowledgeable service advisor if it's time for a cooling system service at Fenski Automotive Center Inc. in Sugar Hill.
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Fenski Automotive Center Inc.
1010 Peachtree Industrial Blvd
Sugar Hill, Georgia 30518
At Fenski Automotive Center Inc. we install quality NAPA replacement parts.