How to Buy a Good Quality Water Pump

When your car is running it's important that it maintains the proper temperature, which is why the water pump is so important. Not only does it pump water, as the name suggests, but it also pumps coolant into the engine when needed.

If your engine is not kept at the proper temperature, the engine can suffer some rather serious and irreversible damage. A good way to tell if your water pump is working properly is to keep an eye on the engine temperature. Are you getting any high readings? In addition, check for leaks where you park. It could be leaking, water, coolant, or a combination of both.

Keep these important tips in mind about water pumps:

  • Only replace with a new part: This is not a part you can repair, or just switch out with a used part. If there is leaking, then you need to purchase a brand new water pump in order to ensure that it performs properly.

  • Refer to your owners manual: There is a wide selection of water pumps available on the market, so as always it's best to refer to your owner's manual. These pumps vary in pricing and quality.

A water pump plays an important role in maintaining the proper engine temperature in your vehicle. If you suspect it is leaking or failing, it’s time to get it replaced.

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Jeffrey

16 years of experience
99 reviews
Jeffrey
16 years of experience
Chevrolet Trax L4-1.4L Turbo - Water Pump - Tampa, Florida
Jeff is very prompt and takes his time to complete the job. Was in no rush and ensured that the job was completed to satisfaction. When i asked a few questions, he had very clear explanations. I would recommend him for any car repair work.
Chevrolet Cruze - Water Pump - Saint Petersburg, Florida
Very thorough and explained everything he did to me slowly and made sure I understand the policy and procedures. Jeffrey was also very nice

Luis

4 years of experience
124 reviews
Luis
4 years of experience
Chevrolet Colorado L4-2.9L - Water Pump - Midlothian, Virginia
Absolutely excellent mechanic. Well versed in his craft and quick. Super friendly. Would highly recommend him for any work. Will most definitely be requesting him in any future fixes.
BMW 645Ci - Water Pump - Richmond, Virginia
Luis is very knowledgeable on BMWs and repaired my water pump and thermostat a few weeks ago; issue still seems resolved thanks to his expertise! Highly recommended!!

Jose

12 years of experience
49 reviews
Jose
12 years of experience
Chrysler Pacifica V6-3.8L - Water Pump - Redlands, California
Very friendly and punctual. Knows what he is talking about. Appreciate Jose working on my car. I would recommend him to customers.
Chevrolet Corvette - Water Pump - Riverside, California
Jose is very knowledgeable, professional and courteous. He fixed my water pump on my 2007 Vette in no time. I highly recommend Jose and will use his services in the future.

Duane

25 years of experience
510 reviews
Duane
25 years of experience
Jeep Grand Cherokee V8-5.7L - Water Pump - Oceanside, California
Duane showed up a few minutes early. As with the time before, when he did my scheduled maintenance, he was patient and courteous, answering any questions I had. Once he was done with the car he took time to answers more questions I had and set my mind at ease concerning my Jeep.

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