Auto Water Pump Replacement in Castro Valley
At Adams Autoworx in Castro Valley we provide full range of automotive maintenance and repair services. Water pump replacement is among the services we offer.
Water pump replacement can be performed either as a stand-alone service or in conjunction with timing belt replacement.
In order to prevent engine damage from overheating, water pump must continually circulate coolant to the radiator, whenever the engine is turned on. Typically, manufacturers recommend water pump replacement after 7-10 years – check the owner’s manual for the time interval specific to your vehicle. If you can’t find the owner’s handbook, or are not sure, call us. Our service advisors will be glad to look up this information for your particular vehicle.
So Why Does the Water Pump Need to be Replaced?
A water pump is subject to a number of stresses – both thermal and mechanical. As a result, many things can go wrong. Coolant leaks may develop because bearings and seals will wear out over time. Even a small leak should be a cause for concern – it indicates that the water pump is starting to fail. If there is a serious leakage from the “weep hole” – definitely time to replace the water pump. If you hear loud noises from the water pump bearings, have it checked out by a professional mechanic.
At Adams Autoworx we recommend replacing the water pump either because of the passage of time, as recommended in your owner’s manual, or along with the timing belt replacement.
The reason to replace the water pump during the timing belt replacement is that a large part of the water pump replacement cost is in the disassembly of various components, so we can get to the water pump itself. During timing belt replacement, these components are already disassembled, so you will save labor cost. It also happens that given the typical driving distance during a year, the time it takes your vehicle to travel the distance of 100,000 miles that typically calls for a timing belt replacement is very close to the 7 years or so that many manufacturers recommend for water pump replacement. During the water pump replacement, we will also check cooling system thermostat, and we will also check condition of the hoses – they get brittle with age, and likely will need to be replaced as well to avoid coolant leaks.
So if you are concerned about the condition of your vehicle’s water pump, or the time interval has passed, bring your vehicle to our auto repair shop – our friendly service advisor will greet you and make you feel at home, and we will take care of your vehicle as if it were our own. With all services and repairs we offer:
- 36 months / 36,000 miles nationwide warranty
- Free Digital Vehicle Inspection
- Free local Uber/Lyft service
- Nationally ASE certified technicians
- Military and first responder discounts
- Written quotes
- Original Equipment or better quality parts
So if you suspect a water pump leak, or you simply know it’s time for water pump replacement, call our auto repair shop, or make an appointment on the website. We are looking forward to meeting you and servicing your vehicle.