Signs of a Blown Head Gasket

Head gaskets are vital component and play a key role in the function of your vehicle’s engine. A blown head gasket can cause extensive harm to your engine and lead to costly repairs.

The head gasket is a seal that is equipped between the engined block and the piston cylinder head. The head gasket prevents coolant and engine oil from mixing together in the combustion chamber during the combustion process. A blown gasket can cause your vehicle’s engine to malfunction and lose a substantial amount of its power.

Signs your head gasket may be blown:

  • Check your vehicle’s temperature gauge. If your gauge is constantly showing a high temperature, your gasket may be blown. Overheating is major indicator of a problem with your head gasket.
  • Check your vehicle’s coolant level. A low and dropping coolant levels can indicate a leakage with your coolant and a blown gasket.
  • Inspect your oil level with a dipstick. If you find froth on the dipstick, coolant may be mixed in with the oil due to an issue with the gasket.

If your vehicle has any of these signs of a bad head gasket or need any other type of auto service in High Point, call Newton’s Car Care.