Blown Head Gasket Symptoms & Repair: Auto Service Information by the Capitol Toyota Service Center

Blown Head Gasket Repair Information at Capitol Toyota in Salem, OR

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Modern car engines are made up of two basic sections: the head and the block. In between these two sections is a seal that keeps oil, gasoline, air and coolant all in their designated chambers inside the engine. That seal is called the head gasket. If that seal starts to leak, your engine may begin to run poorly -- and if it ruptures in a major way, your engine may stop running entirely, if it doesn't destroy itself in the process!

As you can imagine, the head gasket is a critical component that needs to be fixed if it's blown -- but don't despair. The expert team at the Capitol Toyota service center can replace your head gasket, making a long-lasting repair that means your beloved Toyota will be back on the road for miles and miles to come.

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What Are the Symptoms of a Blown Head Gasket?

Head gaskets tend to fail either slowly and subtly from ordinary internal wear, or quickly and violently from excess heat.

If you take good care of your car's engine, and have the oil changed regularly, you'll keep the gaskets and seals of your engine in good condition, and minimize your chances of developing a head gasket leak. However, over time, you might find your car begins to idle roughly, burn oil or coolant and spew smoke from the tailpipe. These are common signs that the head gasket has started to leak.

Most head gasket failures occur due to engine overheating. As the engine overheats, the iron or aluminium cylinder head can warp, pulling away from the gasket and creating a leak. It can also crack and even melt! A cracked head or a leaking head gasket means the engine won't be able to hold compression and won't run smoothly, if it runs at all. So, if your engine starts to steam or your temperature warning light turns on, turn the engine off as soon as possible to prevent severe engine damage including a blown head gasket.

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Schedule Your Next Maintenance Visit Ahead of Time at Capitol Toyota

It's easy to work proper car maintenance into your busy schedule at Capitol Toyota. Just give us a call to speak to one of our friendly associates or use our online scheduler to select an available appointment time that works for you. Or, with Toyota Express Maintenance, you can stop by anytime without an appointment for basic maintenance like oil changes, tire rotations and multi-point inspections. We'll be able to get you in and out fast and perform all the maintenance basics everyone's car needs. Come see us soon at 783 Auto Group Avenue NE, Salem, OR 97301.

Expert Maintenance and Repair from Friendly, Factory-Trained Techs at Capitol Toyota in Salem

At Capitol Toyota, we do things Your Way on the Parkway, and that's not just on our sales floor. Our parts and service departments are dedicated first and foremost to giving great customer service. That means our factory-trained service team performs every service carefully and correctly. It also means we help you save money with our service coupons! But most of all, it means we listen, and put the needs of our customers first. You can save time and money by turning to the Toyota-authorized service center at Capitol Toyota -- and get a better car care experience.

  1. Capitol Toyota

    783 Auto Group Avenue
    Salem, OR 97301

    • Sales: (888) 459-7024

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  • Sales: 1-855-216-4520
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