Much like your body, your car is designed to dissipate heat efficiently to avoid overheating and the subsequent damage that can come with it. During combustion the temperature inside each of your car engine’s cylinders can reach as high as 4,000° Fahrenheit, which is far too high for the engine to survive without damage. To help reduce the effects of this heat your car engine relies on a very efficient cooling system that pulls the heat out of the engine and dissipates it through the radiator. In the event of a head gasket failure the cooling system no longer works and the engine overheats. You might notice the head gasket failure when it first starts as a slight increase in the reading on your car’s temperature gauge, if it has one or you may find that you constantly have to add coolant to the radiator reservoir/overflow container. These can be early signs of failure and should not be ignored. At this point it is possible to avoid serious damage to your car’s engine.

Spot the Problem Early

Most people however do not take notice of these small indications of head gasket failure and continue to drive blindly on for what can be many weeks. Suddenly you start to notice a small puff of white “smoke” coming from your tailpipe when you start your car in the morning or after it has been sitting for a while. Again this is your cars subtle way of telling you that there is a problem and it is getting more serious. What finally gets most people’s attention is when there is a plume of white smoke billowing out of their car’s tailpipe and the engine starts to seriously overheat and run rough. At this point most car engines have undergone complete head gasket failure and may also have undergone some very serious engine damage. The only thing left to do now is have your car taken to your choice of automotive shops so that the mechanic can give you the bad news.

Save on an Expensive Repair Bill

Depending on the type of car you drive a head gasket failure can be a very expensive repair. In some cases the engine may have to be replaced due to the amount of damage done. This particularly applies to cars that have aluminum engines. The excess heat generated can cause the cylinder heads and the block to warp out of shape making it impossible for them to seal. In others the damage caused by the lack of cooling can lead to a complete engine rebuild, either way you are looking at a very expensive repair bill. This is a repair that could have been avoided if you only knew a way to stop the leak before it became severe enough to cause damage to your car engine. For those who realize early on that there is a problem there is Steel Seal, this chemical can be added to your radiator to stop the leak before your car engine experiences complete head gasket failure. For more information on this scientifically proven chemical visit our Steel Seal FAQ’s page or read some our our testimonials here: Steel Seal Reviews