The water pump is the heart of your car's cooling system. It's what pressurizes coolant, so it can circulate through the radiator and engine. A failed water pump could cause catastrophic engine damage. Don't delay this repair, shop our selection of OEM-quality water pumps from Carquest and other top brands.
Driven by the crankshaft on most vehicles, the water pump's job is to pressurize coolant, so it can circulate through the radiator, heater core and water jackets of the engine. Like the rest of the cooling system, the water pump's life can be shortened due to poor maintenance and a buildup of corrosion and scale. Signs of a failing water pump can include bearing noise and coolant leaks. In some cases, the water pump can seize and throw the serpentine belt off the pulley. Do you suspect your vehicle needs a new water pump? Shop Advance Auto Parts for premium quality water pumps from brands like Carquest and Driveworks.
Charged with the task of circulating water (actually a water and coolant mix) through your vehicle's radiator to be cooled and sent on through the engine, a water pump is a very vital component. Should it fail, your engine could quickly get damaged from the high heat. Water pumps usually give fair warning before they quit.