- March 1, 2019
Your water pump is part of your vehicle cooling system. Maintenance should include monitoring your antifreeze levels, topping up when required and having the antifreeze changed every 30,000 to 150,000 kms depending on the type of antifreeze your vehicle uses. Your temperature gauge is also an indicator you have a problem. If you see your engine temperature hit the red zone or the warning light pops up, turn off the engine immediately and let your vehicle cool down! Once the vehicle is cool, you can check the coolant levels and adjust as required but no matter what, bring the vehicle in to ensure there is not further issues. Water pumps can wear out over time and need replacing. You can also have a leaky radiator or hoses as part of regular wear and tear.