A head gasket failure is bad news – very bad news – and will require immediate attention. A head gasket can fail in a number of different ways (coolant leak, oil leak, loss of compression), all of which are harmful for the engine.
1. Regular Oil Changes Keep You Engine CleanWhen oil flows into the engine from other areas, dirt and other particles will begin to accumulate within it. If you are not changing your oil at the proper intervals, sludge will begin to build up in your engine. Those who may live in drier, dustier areas will have even more particles making there way through. Changing your engine oil as well as replacing your filters on a timely basis, will get any of these harmful bits of dirt and debris out of your engine before they do any damage.