Automotive gaskets refers to a mechanical seal which is used for filling the gap between the two components in order to ensure that there is no leakage between them during compression stage. These are manufactured using variety of materials like gasket paper, plastic polymer, rubber, fiberglass, silicone, metal, cork, and felt. Automotive gaskets can bear both low and high compressive loads. These automotive parts come in different designs, shapes and specifications. Commonly used gaskets include sheet, solid material, spiral wound, and double jacketed.
The stationery sprung elements that are used for holding tightly the various components of an automobile are automotive seals. Automobile seals or auto seals are mostly made of rubber or stainless steel. The different types of automotive seals that are widely used today in automobiles are camshaft and auxiliary shaft seals, water pump seals, trans axle seals, oil seals, wheel bearing and axle grease.