Gaskets are not just used to hold pressure in the engine. They are also used the same way seals are sometimes. This is to keep contaminants out instead of compression in. The most common example is the wheel seals that protect the bearings inside the hub, but did you know the EZGO Marathon Steering Column Gasket is used the same way? It keeps the dust, dirt, grime, and whatever else your golf cart encounters away from the inner workings of the gearbox. This allows the life of the components to be normalized instead of wearing out prematurely. You will hear the grinding before you feel it. Act fast at the first sign of a problem to keep your caddie on the road.One grain of sand can ruin an EZGO bearing. Make sure you keep things clean during the installation of this golf cart gasket. We recommend spreading out a sheet in case you drop anything to reduce contamination. If you need help, please call Buggies Unlimited today, and we will get you what you need along with a great deal.