Gaskets Keep Your Engine Together

Gaskets Hold Air And Liquids Inside The Engine

Combustion engines contain countless gaskets that hold in air and liquids allowing the engine to function properly.

What Are Gaskets Made Out Of?

Gaskets are made of many different materials depending on the function. Here are a few examples:

  • Rubber
  • Metal
  • Cork
  • Copper 
  • Foam
  • Paper 

What Engine Parts Utilize Gaskets?

You’ll find gaskets on almost every engine part because these elastomeric components join two surfaces together.

Here are a few examples of parts requiring gaskets on your car: 

  • Engine head
  • Valve cover 
  • Air intake 
  • Exhaust 
  • Injector 
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Elements of a Roadside Emergency Kit

It's always a good idea to keep a roadside emergency kit in your car. A kit contains essentials you may need in the event of a breakdown or worse. What should your roadside emergency kit include? Our Bob Tedford Chevrolet team compiled this short list for your info.

Mechanical Essentials

Mechanical essentials are inanimate or hand-operated items that come in handy when you're stranded:

  • Jumper cables
  • Inflated spare tire, wheel wrench, tripod jack
  • Multipurpose toolkit
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Duct tape
  • Comprehensive first aid kit


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How to Find Out About Recalls, What to Do

Customers often ask our team at BOB TEDFORD CHEVROLET CO. how to find out about recalls and what to do with the information. We compiled this brief post to explain the basics. It's all actually rather simple, and the information you need is just a few mouse clicks away.

What is a Recall

A recall lets you know that your tires, car seats, motor vehicle equipment or vehicle fail to meet United States Code for Motor Vehicle Safety standards. This failure presents safety risks to you, your family and other drivers

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Explore the Many Safety Amenities of the Chevrolet Equinox

The new Chevrolet Equinox checks all the boxes when it comes to popular safety and security features, and this makes it a great choice for drivers from all walks of life. BOB TEDFORD CHEVROLET CO. is the place in Farmersville where you can have a closer look at the Equinox line-up and take one out for a test drive today.

You’re sure to feel safer in an Equinox just knowing that the Chevy Safety Assist package is on board. As the name suggests, this system provides several different driver-assist features that are designed to avoid 

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How You Can Reduce Distracted Driving

One of the biggest dangers of the roads of Farmersville is the threat of distracted driving. The safe driving experts at BOB TEDFORD CHEVROLET CO. want you to be an informed driver with these tips about how to avoid the dangers of distracted driving.

The biggest distraction for most drivers is undoubtedly their cellphones. It is important to remember that your phone should only be used for emergency purposes. Locking it away in your glove compartment or out of reach in 

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Driving During the Winter

The winter can be a challenging time for drivers due to a variety of reasons. In many areas, road surfaces become more slippery as a result of both snow and ice. There are many ways that you can remain safe on the road during the wintertime.


Prepare a Winter Kit

Preparation is key when it comes to the winter weather. You should make sure that your vehicle is ready to handle the cold climate by having its battery inspected and making sure that its tires have the proper amount of tread on them. Additionally, keep a glass scraper in your…

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What is Wrong with the Ignition System?

A car's ignition system may work so well; the driver doesn't think much could happen to it. Then, one day, the ignition system begins to show problems associated with mechanical malfunctions. Some signs are subtle, and others are hard to miss. Keep an eye out for any issues since you may wish to service the car without delays.

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Are You Traveling with a Pet?

If you plan on traveling, you may wish to bring your pets with you. Airlines, motels, and other venues may be welcoming to your dog or cat. What about your vehicle? Traveling with pets requires great care for both your safety and the furry one. Putting the pet inside a comfortable carrying container, for example, could help both causes. 

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Keeping Scratches And Streaks Off Your Car

After washing the exterior of your car, avoid letting it dry naturally as this can leave streaks on the surface. Use a soft towel to absorb as much water as possible. Don't use paper towels as the material could scratch the paint. You can usually get products to clean your car at Bob Tedford Chevrolet that can remove streaks that you see.

If you see swirl marks on your car after it's washed, use polish to remove them before waxing. This will give your car a smooth appearance before applying wax to make it shine. When you're…

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How you can replace your flat tire fast

A flat tire is one of the most common problems that you will face on the road. Here are the steps that you can take to quickly replace your flat tire and get back on the road.

A flat tire should only take a couple of minutes to fix with the right tools. You will want to make sure that you have a jack, a wench, a pair of gloves, some flares, and a spare tire in the trunk of your vehicle. The first thing you will need to do is put the hazard lights on your vehicle. Now, exit…

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