Water Pumps

How Your Car Water Pump Works

When your car is running, the engine gets hot. Between combustion and all those moving components, there’s a lot of heat being generated – so the cooling system was put into place to dissipate (remove) that heat from the system.

The cooling system works by circulating coolant through a system of hoses, a thermostat, the engine block, and radiator in order to bring the engine temperature down. Excess engine heat is absorbed by coolant, a mixture of water and antifreeze. Coolant is carried by the heater hoses from the engine to the radiator, which expels some of the heat into the atmosphere. The car water pump pushes the coolant through the engine, cooling system, and heating system. The coolant travels to the heater core, located in your vehicle’s dashboard. There, the heater fan directs the rest of the warm air into the vehicle’s cabin. Once the coolant transfers heat into the vehicle, the coolant returns to the water pump where it continues to circulate through the system.

Over time, the water pump can wear down. If you suspect that you need a car water pump repair, contact us today.

Signs That You Need A Car Water Pump Repair

Some telltale signs of a failing water pump include a possible leak from the pump’s weep-hole, which is located on the pump casing. These leaks may or may not find their way to the ground, leaving a puddle or residue on your driveway. Other, more troubling signs are if the car is overheating or coolant is ‘bubbling’.

Do any of these symptoms sound familiar? If so, schedule an appointment for a car water pump repair.

Ramona Tire offers car water pump repairs throughout Inland Empire and Southern California.

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