What Is a Gasket in a Car?

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A car’s gasket is a seal that is used to cap the cylinder in the engine. The gasket acts as a lid between the engine block and the piston chamber. It is called the head gasket because it’s placed on the cylinder head.

Gaskets are used in various parts of the car. These gaskets are made from paper, steel, plastic and even rubber. The function of any car gasket is to ensure the safety of expensive parts of the car and to make sure that the various parts run smoothly.

If breaks and leaks are detected in any of these car gaskets, they need to be replaced immediately to keep the engine running correctly. Car gaskets are widely available in automobile stores and online.