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When you open the hood of your car to take a look at your engine, you'll find it is kept safe with a valve cover. What keeps this valve cover in place and not moving around is the valve cover gasket. This part is usually made of cord or rubber and creates a tight seal.

The tight seal that the valve cover gasket creates is important because it prevents the oil from the engine from leaking and spewing all over. If the oil leaks, you can bet it's going to cause not just a big mess, but a lot of damage that is expensive to fix.

Over time, this seal that the valve cover gasket creates starts to wear down. Once it starts to wear down, you don't want to wait to have it replaced.

When you are looking to replace your gasket keep a couple things in mind:

  • Don't switch materials: The most common type of valve cover gasket is made from silicon rubber. It is recommended that you don't change what the car came with - the factory standard.

  • Silicon rubber: Silicon rubber valve cover gaskets are easy to replace, and tend to hold up better where breakage is concerned. However, they are known to shrink over time.

  • Cork: Cork valve cover gaskets are the other option available. Not only does this material create a strong seal, but it will actually soak up leaking oil, should it start to leak. However, they are harder to deal with when it comes to replacing.

Your valve cover gasket needs to create a strong seal in order to be effective. If you suspect yours isn’t effective, it may be time for replacement.

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Matthew

32 years of experience
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Matthew
32 years of experience
Kia Rio - Valve Cover Gasket - Norfolk, Virginia
Matthew is great, he is always on time. Gets the job done in time stated. I referred him to a friend and he is still talking how good his car is doing. I am glad Matthew is a mobile mechanic.
Ford Mustang - Valve Cover Gasket - Norfolk, Virginia
It was a lot better than I expected everything went great I really appreciate my mechanic Matthew he is the best he came highly recommended and did not disappoint

David

12 years of experience
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David
12 years of experience
BMW 325i - Valve Cover Gasket - Acworth, Georgia
Thanks David for the service and time.Your knowledge and insight on the issues with my vehicle was much appreciated. I will definitely be in touch for your valuable help. David showed up on time and completed the repairs in a timely manner. Davis is equipped with knowledge,skills & professionalism to satisfy all your customers needs.
Nissan Altima - Valve Cover Gasket - Marietta, Georgia
David was great! He arrived on time and was very helpful explaining the issue and what was needed to fix it. He also let us know some other issues that we should address in the future. We are so happy we found Your Mechanic and David while searching for the best way to get our car to start. We will definitely be using David for our future car needs.

Ruben

16 years of experience
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Ruben
16 years of experience
Mitsubishi Eclipse - Valve Cover Gasket - Hopkins, South Carolina
He did an excellent job! He went above and beyond to make sure my car was running properly! Thanks so much for all of your hard work and help!

Alfred

12 years of experience
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Alfred
12 years of experience
Mini Cooper - Valve Cover Gasket - San Francisco, California
Met with Alfred early. He texted and called me when he was done, which was an hour early and the car is driving great. Would definitely try to book Alfred again for any future Yourmechanic appointments.

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