Our dealership offers great Hyundai services to residents of the Milwaukee area. We provide reliable engine services, like our head gasket repair and head gasket replacement services, to make sure that our customers remain safe on the road.
As denoted by its name, a head gasket is a gasket that sits between the block of an engine and its cylinder head. While head gaskets are a relatively small part of the engine, they play an important role in the engine. Head gaskets seal off the combustion process within the engine and prevent a variety of fluids and gases from exiting the combustion chamber of the engine. There are a variety of issues that will be caused once the head gasket has become damaged.
Blown head gaskets can create even worse issues for a driver in the long term. Head gaskets become damaged over time before they suddenly “blow”. Extremely high engine temperatures are what normally lead to the deterioration of a vehicle’s head gasket. Like a coolant leak or a malfunctioning thermostat, engine issues can cause an engine to run hotter than it is supposed to. The engine’s high temperatures can cause the engine to warp and the head gasket to lose its original shape. Once the engine has become warped enough or the gasket has deformed enough, then the gasket won’t be able to form an adequate seal between the cylinder head and engine block, leading to several major problems.
If you check your oil and notice that it is milky in color rather than brown, then you can be certain that your vehicle’s head gasket is blown. When a head gasket blows, it will allow oil and coolant to mix within the engine. An additional sign that your engine’s coolant is mixing with the oil is discolored smoke coming out of the exhaust pipe. Along with discolored fluids, your vehicle will experience a large decrease in power when the head gasket has blown and allowed pressure to flow out of the combustion chamber.
If you ever need a head gasket repair or a complete head gasket replacement, we are the dealership that you should visit. We only use OEM engine parts at our dealership and ensure that your Hyundai head gasket is repaired properly. Our skilled technicians have many years of experience in the automotive field and are here to help you with any issues you may face. If you would like to learn more about our head gasket services, our engine services, or any of the Hyundai products that we have, make an appointment online today.