Skip To Content

Best Auto Repair, Escondido

137 South Vinewood St Escondido, CA 92029

760-480-0851
Opening Hours
  • Mon 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Tue 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Wed 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Thu 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Fri 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed
CONTACT US

Water Pump

Posted December 27, 2018 9:21 AM

Your cooling system is very important. It circulates coolant through the radiator and your engine to protect your vehicle from overheating. There are five main components to the cooling system:

  • the radiator
  • the radiator cap
  • the hoses
  • the thermostat
  • the water pump

The water pump's like the heart of your cooling system, circulating the fluid throughout your vehicle. It's a small pump that's driven by the engine; usually by belt, but sometimes by a chain or gear.

The water pump only operates when the engine's running. Water pump failure is pretty routine. We see it often at Alternative Automotive. Some start failing at around 40,000 miles/64,000 km, but most fail by 100,000 miles/160,000 km. Consult your owner's manual or friendly and knowledgeable service advisor at Alternative Automotive to see what's recommended.

Since a water pump either works or it doesn't, you need to change it when it fails. Water pumps fail in one of two ways: the bearings fail or they begin to leak. It's possible to have a leak from a cracked water pump, but it usually leaks at the gasket where it attaches to the engine.

So how can Escondido drivers tell when the water pump is failing? If you can hear a low-pitched grinding sound coming from the water pump, it's got a problem. If you can see coolant in that area, you've got a leak.

Some water pumps are driven off the timing belt. They might be under a plastic cover so you can't see the water pump. Look for coolant on the driveway. If you see some, have Alternative Automotive check it out.

Most timing belts need to be changed at 60,000 miles/97,000 km – some longer. It's a good idea to change your water pump at the same time if it's one of those that's driven off the timing belt. To start with, 90% of the work's already done with the timing belt change. And if you don't and develop a leak later, you'll have to change the belt again along with the water pump because the belt will have been contaminated by the leaking coolant.

Alternative Automotive can replace a failed water pump with a brand spankin' new one or with a rebuilt pump. Rebuilt will save you some money, but ask your service advisor at Alternative Automotive what he thinks. Don't feel too bad if your water pump gives out. They will all wear out eventually. We can get you back on the road and on with your life.

Alternative Automotive
137 S Vinewood St
Escondido, CA 92029
(760) 480-0851
http://www.alternativeautoescondido.net



Search



Archive

December 2018 (16)
January 2019 (5)
February 2019 (4)
March 2019 (5)
April 2019 (4)
May 2019 (4)
June 2019 (5)
July 2019 (4)
August 2019 (4)
September 2019 (5)
October 2019 (4)
November 2019 (4)
December 2019 (5)
January 2020 (5)
February 2020 (4)
March 2020 (5)
April 2020 (4)
May 2020 (5)
June 2020 (4)
July 2020 (4)
August 2020 (5)
September 2020 (4)
October 2020 (4)
November 2020 (5)
December 2020 (4)
January 2021 (6)
February 2021 (4)
March 2021 (4)
April 2021 (4)
May 2021 (5)
June 2021 (4)
July 2021 (4)
August 2021 (5)
September 2021 (4)
October 2021 (5)
November 2021 (4)

Categories

Air Conditioning (3)Alignment (5)Alternator (1)Auto Safety (2)Automotive News (4)Battery (7)Brakes (1)Cabin Air Filter (4)Cooling System (5)Dashboard (2)Diagnostics (3)Diesel Maintenance (1)Drive Train (2)Exhaust (3)Fluids (9)Fuel Economy (4)Fuel Saving Tip: Slow Down (1)Fuel System (19)Headlamps (2)Inspection (2)Keys to a long lasting vehicle (1)Maintenance (22)Monitoring System (2)Oil Change (1)Older Vehicles (2)Parts (5)Safety (2)Serpentine Belt (2)Service Intervals (2)Service Standards (3)Shocks & Struts (2)Steering (6)Suspension (1)Timing Belt (3)Tires (1)Tires and Wheels (9)TPMS (1)Transmission (3)Warranty (1)What Customers Should Know (14)Wheel Bearings (1)Windshield Wipers (5)Winter Prep (2)

coupons

STRUT & SHOCK - SPECIAL BUY 4 GET 1 FREE
STRUT & SHOCK - SPECIAL BUY 4 GET 1 FREE

view coupon

Or up to $150 off

  • ASE (Automotive Service Excellence)
  • Jasper
  • Interstate Batteries
  • Denso
  • NSK
  • Lyft
  • Free Wifi
  • The Bible Project
  • Orphans Unlimited
  • Car Care Aware

Testimonials

, 10/28/2021
This is the best auto repair/maintenance shop in North County. Forget the dealerships who pace themselves while repairing your car. Alternative Automotive gets your car done in a reasonable amount of time and Daniel handles all your questions with professionalism and efficiency. I don't have to worry about whether it was done right since I haven't had any problems since going here. I definitely recommend Alternative Automotive since Daniel listens to my concerns and then addresses them. He even replaced the battery in my remote!
view all reviews
TAP TO CALL NOW 760-480-0851 X