Your vehicle’s water pump is one of the most important parts of your car’s engine. It facilitates the movement of coolant throughout your engine. Without an operational water pump, your car will overheat.
Several automakers recommend that your engine's water pump be replaced when the timing belt is serviced or immediately when a leak or malfunction is detected. Refer to the owner’s manual for timing belt service intervals, or call The Car Doctor in Falls Church at 703-560-8870.
When a water pump fails, the symptoms can be a coolant leak or an overheated engine. If ignored, driving a vehicle with an overheated engine will result in engine failure requiring very costly repairs and even complete engine replacement.
If you suspect your water pump needs to be inspected or replaced, call the experts at The Car Doctor in Falls Church at 703-560-8870, or schedule an appointment online.