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The movement of metal against metal in your engine can cause a great deal of friction and heat, which is tough on even the most durable metal parts. Metal-on-metal parts require a steady supply of high-quality motor oil to ensure that they stay in solid working condition and well-lubricated; this ensures that the parts will not deteriorate before their standard lifecycle.

The oil pump is located below the oil pan and utilizes a range of different pressures in order to deliver the oil to the different parts of the engine that cannot operate without it. This process lowers the temperature in the cabin interior and keeps heat from damaging the parts and allows them to operate smoothly by reducing overall friction. The pump is a heavy-duty workhorse, but still requires a bit of maintenance to keep it in top condition.

The most common types of oil pumps are rotary pumps and gear pumps. Here are a few things to keep in mind when looking for a reliable oil pump:

  • Rotary oil pumps: Rotary oil pumps are made up of two different rotors that mesh together: an inner rotor and an outer rotor. Oil is squeezed between the two rotors and forced back into the engine under pressure.

  • Gear oil pumps: Gear oil pumps work by utilizing two different gears; when these gears mesh together, the action of the teeth coming together forces the oil up and out, again under pressure, to the engine where it keeps everything well-lubricated.

  • New oil pumps: New oil pumps offer the best warranty from the manufacturer, but will set you back a pretty penny. These OEM parts cost up to several hundred dollars out of the box.

  • Remanufactured oil pumps: Remanufactured oil pumps are also available, and are generally of high quality. This option allows you to save a bit of money upfront, but you will need to be cautious and review the warranty to be sure the lower upfront cost isn’t offset by a short life-cycle for the part.

Keeping a highly-functioning oil pump on your car may be expensive, but it is the first line of defense for keeping your even-more-expensive engine running as expected.


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Chevrolet Equinox - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Niles, Illinois
Rigo was great! He got there early, finished the job early, left everything clean. He changed my rear pads and rotors. The original quoted time was 90 minutes, he was done in about 60. He knows what he is doing and I am recommending him to all my friends and coworkers.
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25 years of experience
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25 years of experience
Kia Forte - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - San Diego, California
ARTURO is great! very professional , fast, replaced my front brake pads and oil an filter change. everything now works and works well. Brakes have much improved stopping power and engine is smooth and quiet.Arturo is also kind and thoughtful. "Your mechanic" is very fortunate to have Arturo Lopez represent your company. I enthusiastically recommend him and "Your mechanic> as a fine operation Best regards to the Team Peter Marto
Nissan Maxima - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - San Diego, California
Arturo was prompt and completed my brake repair, including new rotors in a very efficient manner. I am very pleased with the quality of the work and the parts and will definitely look to have him service our other car in the near future.

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Lexus IS250 - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Denver, Colorado
Always on time, speedy, professional, and pleasant to interact with. The work is always consistent and we'll done. I can't reccomend Scott highly enough!

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