How Quality Aftermarket Gaskets Can Save You Time and Money
Not all gaskets are created equal. That's been proven with Highway and Heavy Part's quality aftermarket diesel engine gaskets. With the right engine gaskets, you can save both time and money on your diesel repair. Wondering how little parts like gaskets and seals can make that difference? Well, keep on reading!
Have questions about engine gaskets or looking for a specific part? Our ASE Certified Techs can help you with all of your technical questions!
What Are ISO Certified Manufacturing Facilities?
ISO stands for International Organization for Standardization; the acronym doesn't match in English, but it is the international organization's official acronym. ISO is an international organization that works independently of any world government to establish standards for all sorts of fields.
Basically, if a facility is ISO 9001 certified, it follows strict policies for manufacturing standards to ensure the products produced are made consistently and safely. All diesel engine gaskets made in this facility will come out the same, without having to worry about good or bad batches.
Because of its certification, the facility that manufactures our gaskets makes millions of them every year, and they all have the same quality.
The large majority, if not all, of HHP's sealing products are made in a manufacturing facility that is ISO 9001:2008 certified.
Quality Gasket Material
There are many different types of diesel gaskets with different purposes. Our gaskets use the best material for the gasket's specific engine application. To choose the right material for the gasket, our manufacturers take into account temperature variations, pressure, surfaces the gasket will come into contact with, and fluids the gasket will come into contact with.
To be able to achieve a wide variety of materials individualized for each gasket, over thirty base materials are utilized. We make sure the materials used are not only optimized for the gaskets and your engine, but also for your health. Of the many base materials we make our sealing products from, we ensure that none contain even a trace of asbestos.
By buying gaskets developed with the application in mind, you'll save money in the long haul. Because they're made taking temperature and pressure into account, they're less likely to fail while being used. This low failure rate means you won't be spending money to get your vehicle fixed because of a faulty gasket.
It's important to install your engine gaskets correctly to prevent future issues. Read our blog Gasket Installation Mistakes to Avoid to learn more.
Anyone can just throw all of the gaskets for a set in a big box and ship them out. But then you have to spend hours sorting the dozens of gaskets and seals figuring out where they go. Some are pretty easy to figure out - I mean, a head gasket is pretty recognizable. But what about all the little ones, and the seals that look similar but are made with different materials? That's where we come in with our smart packaging.
When packaging large sets, we pack the individual components in sub-assemblies, sorted by their function. There are a lot of gaskets and seals in the upper engine, but much fewer for an exhaust manifold. This saves you time when you're sorting and can also help prevent you or your mechanic from confusing similar looking seals.
How You Save on Quality Diesel Gaskets from HHP
Using quality gaskets manufactured in ISO Certified Facilities saves you time and money. The quality materials mean that these gaskets have long-lasting strength and durability, and you wont need to replace them until you work on the parts around them. The certified manufacturing facility guarantees that all the gaskets are made correctly, so you wont have to deal with faulty parts that don't fit your diesel engine.
You won't have downtime for warranties or repairs, so you can spend your time on the road making money. And the organized smart packaging helps you get the gaskets and seals in your engine more quickly. To learn more about the benefits of purchasing aftermarket gaskets, read our blog OEM vs. Aftermarket: Parts and Warranties.
Not everywhere does all of this. Some of the companies that don't might surprise you. Its not just the foreign parts without a brand name that are made cheaply and just thrown in a box. Some big, OEM brands will get their gaskets made overseas and do the exact same. Before you buy your gaskets, make sure they're quality aftermarket, and save a bit of time and money down the road.
If you have a problem with your diesel engine, Highway & Heavy Parts can help you get the parts you need! We have ASE Certified Technicians on staff ready to help you out. Call them at 844-304-7688, or request a quote online!
Originally Posted April 16, 2018; Edited March 17, 2020