What Causes a Blown Head Gasket?

Your car engine works at extreme temperatures with high heat involved. When this heat gets too much, your engine will overheat leading to a blown head gasket in your engine. The extra heat causes the engine block and cylinder head to expand too much that causes a failure in your head gasket making it necessary for you to replace it. The problem is when your head gaskets fail, you are left with very few options, the best of which is to have it replaced by a licensed professional.

As soon as you notice any symptoms of a bad cylinder head gasket, it is best to take action. If you wait, it may cause irreversible damage to your engine. Symptoms include; coolant leaking from the open drain lines or the entire cooling system, loud noises coming from the engine, and bubbling from the radiator. There are some precautionary measures you should be aware of when it comes to replacing a coolant, however.

One of the most important steps when it comes to preventing blown head gasket causes is to maintain the proper coolant levels in your car. A car needs the correct amount of coolant to keep everything in your engine running smoothly. If you ever notice any strange noises coming from your car, it is important to check the coolant level in your engine. This is also the same as doing a leak detection test in your engine. There are a number of different tools on the market that will allow you to check your coolant level in your engine.

Other symptoms of blown head gaskets leaks include excessive engine power loss, severe burning or smoking coming from the exhaust, and loss of steering control. These symptoms are typically caused by overheating of the engine, failure of the cooling system, or both. It’s important to take your car to a mechanic if you start experiencing these symptoms so they can diagnose the problem and make sure you don’t have any other problems. If you’re not sure what’s going on, you should get the engine looked at as soon as possible to avoid any serious damage.

If you need engine service performed, don’t hesitate to bring your vehicle to Carlsbad Auto Service, Inc. today! 

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