The water pump of a vehicle is responsible for making sure that the engine doesn’t overheat.
When issues arise, however, it can be difficult for the pump to do its job properly.
A check engine light turning on, a temperature gauge that’s unusually high, and coolant being found on the ground could indicate a problem with the water pump.
Water pumps move antifreeze through engines to radiators, which prevents the engine from overheating.
Experts in the automotive industry suggest that individuals who notice those problems bring the vehicle to an automotive service center.
While there, technicians should complete a visual inspection and do a cooling system pressure test. The test can help them locate the leak.
“External leaks are easier to find than internal engine leaks, but with today’s cars being so compactly built the technician may need to remove shield and other items to see where the coolant is leaking from,” the General Manager for HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire said.
Read about how HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire recently addressed a leaking water pump that was found in a Dodge Charger.
This article was written by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire, an authorized Michelin and BFGoodrich tire dealer in Woodbridge. The auto repair shop performs various services, including oil changes, alments and computer engine diagnostics.
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