Automotive Water Pump Replacement in Willow Glen, San Jose, CA
Welcome to Alvin’s Auto Center, the premier Willow Glen, San Jose auto repair facility. We provide comprehensive automotive maintenance and repair services for owners of domestic, Asian and European automobiles. Among our services, we offer automotive water pump replacement – both as a stand-alone repair, as well as combined with the timing belt replacement.
Water pump must continually circulate coolant to the radiator, in order to prevent engine from overheating. Water pump failure can result in sever engine damage. We recommend that you schedule an appointment asap if you suspect water pump problems, or if the water pump is due for replacement based on its age ( 7-10 years). The manual for your automobile will specify at what time/mileage intervals water pump should be replaced. However, if you are not sure, or you lost the owner’s handbook, give us a call at Alvin’s Auto Center, and we will be happy to look up this information for you.
A water pump is subject to mechanical and thermal stress. Bearings and seals are subject to wear, and over time this may cause coolant leaks. If there is a significant leakage from the “weep hole”, it’s time for a water pump replacement. Loud noises from the water pump bearings are also a sing to be taken seriously. Even a small leak can be problematic, and we don’t recommend driving around with a leak – it’s a sign that the water pump is starting to fail, and you never know when it will fail completely – usually at the worst possible time.
At Alvin’s Auto Center we also recommend replacing the water pump whenever the timing belt is replaced. The cost of the labor to remove and reassemble components is higher than the cost of the part. When we perform timing belt replacement, the vehicles parts have already been removed and there is easy access to the water pump – water pump replacement at this point is a good move not only for mechanical, but also for financial reasons. When we replace the water pump, we also check cooling system thermostat, and of course we will also check condition of the hoses – they get brittle with age, and could cause coolant leaks.
Alvin’s Auto Center in Willow Glen, San Jose offers comprehensive auto repair services, including water pump inspection and replacement. If you are concerned about the condition of your vehicle’s water pump, bring it to our auto repair shop – our friendly staff will make you feel at home, while our nationally ASE certified technicians will take great care of your vehicle. You can also expect:
- Clear explanation of what needs to be done
- Original Equipment or better quality parts
- Free digital vehicle inspection with service or repairs
- 24 months / 24,000 miles warranty
So when you suspect a water pump leak, or when it’s time for water pump replacement, call Alvin’s Auto Center in Willow Glen, San Jose for an appointment – we are happy to assist you with any auto repair needs.