After I bought my first car, I have to admit that I never knew the importance of tire rotation. I learned my lesson the hard way when the tread of my front tires wore down very quickly, while my back tires were still in great shape. I thought that the traction of the back two would make up for the front two. I learned I was very wrong one day when I slammed on my breaks while driving in the rain. I rear-ended the vehicle in front of me. Thankfully, no one was injured. However, I learned that if I had rotated my tires regularly, I could have avoided that accident. I know there are many new car owners who don't know much about cars, which have since became a passion of mine, so I decided to create a blog to share all my tips to help others!
Even the most thorough of automotive maintenance schedules cannot protect your car from the potential for a damaged, worn or malfunctioning water pump. As with any other mechanical component in your car, general wear and tear can lead to failure. Since any malfunction in the cooling system can lead to an overheating engine and the risk of complete engine failure, it's important that you know how to spot signs of trouble. Here's a look at what you should know about how your engine's cooling system works and what signs to watch out for.
Coolant Flow Fundamentals
The engine's water pump relies on a belt and pulley assembly to engage its operation, which means maintaining the correct tension on the belt at all times. As the pulley and belt turn, they activate the shaft in the pump to cycle coolant through the system. If the pump isn't working properly, it can keep the coolant from flowing the way that it needs to.
Water Pump Failure Signs
If you've never had to deal with a failing water pump, it can be tough to recognize the signs of a problem. Understanding the warning signs may allow you to get your car to a mechanic right away and protect your engine from overheating.
Knowing what signs like these can mean for your car's water pump will help you identify a potentially serious problem before it becomes a disaster. Talk to your
3 December 2015