Get Water Pump Repair or Replacement in Seattle
There are some services and repairs that simply should never be delayed, and the repair or replacement of a water pump is one such service. Without a functioning water pump, the engine in your Volkswagen is likely to suffer severe damage.
In addition to an overheating engine, you should keep an eye out for other symptoms of water pump failure. These include steam coming from the radiator, a coolant leak near the middle section of the engine, and a whining or squealing noise from the engine. All of these are serious, and are cause for you to have your VW towed to the nearest authorized VW service center.
What Does the Water Pump Do?
Explosions power your VW. The internal combustion engine creates heat that is high enough to melt and warp metal. Since the engine is made of metal, this is a big problem--or it would be, if it weren't for the cooling system. The water pump is at the heart of the cooling system: it pumps coolant (which is a mixture of water and antifreeze) through the engine, where it absorbs much of the excess heat from the combustion process. The coolant then travels to the radiator, where it is cooled down. Once it's cooled, the coolant comes back to the water pump to start the cycle over again. Without a functioning water pump, the coolant won't circulate, and the engine could quickly become damaged. That's why it's important to have a failed water pump repaired or replaced before you drive any more.
Schedule Service at Carter Volkswagen in Ballard
Services included in VW Service Xpress, including oil changes, air filter replacements, and tire rotations, need no appointment. However, if you do need to schedule service, we make it easy. Give us a call or use our convenient online service scheduling form. Then, find us at 5202 Leary Avenue Northwest, Seattle, WA 98107.
Why Choose Carter Volkswagen in Ballard for Your VW Service?
Your Volkswagen car or SUV is made with precision German engineering. It's one of the things that sets us apart, and it's also a good reason to make sure that you leave maintenance, service, and repairs up to the experts. Our technicians have been trained and certified by Volkswagen; they use the latest diagnostic and repair tools, and will only use OEM and factory-approved parts when they work on your auto. You'll find that we offer competitive pricing on services, and we also offer regularly updated special coupons so you can save even more on important service. The next time your VW needs service, be sure to bring it to the certified technicians at Carter Volkswagen in Ballard, serving Bellevue and Renton.