It starts with a noise. With the radio on and wind from the windows, it’s easy to ignore at first. But the more miles you drive, that subtle noise grows to a metal on metal grinding sound you can’t ignore.
The answer to “When is it time to replace a fuel pump?” is simple: When the pump has become defective. The problem is, how do you know when your fuel pump is defective? Fuel system problems can be hard to diagnose.
For your car, coolant is just as important to keep topped off as any other fluid. It protects your engine from high heat as well as freezing temperatures. The water pump cycles coolant from the radiator throughout the engine, absorbing the heat and wicking it away into the atmosphere. When water pumps go bad, it causes your engine to overheat—and that leads to all sorts of trouble.
The purpose of a wheel bearing is simple—to allow the wheel to spin with as little friction as possible. When a wheel bearing malfunctions, it lets you know something’s wrong by making noise.
Even if you’re hearing tons of noise while on the road, diagnosing a broken wheel bearing can be a tricky task. Whether caused by excessive heat, water damage, an unfortunate pothole, corrosion, or normal wear and tear, there are a variety of noises that could indicate a broken wheel bearing.
Everyone who understands how modern engines work understands that water pumps are critical to your vehicle’s operation. Without a good water pump, your engine would be as hot as blacktop in Phoenix during the summer—and that’s not a good thing.
However, not many people understand the intricacies of water pumps. There are five key components in mechanical water pumps, all of which are critical to ensuring the pump’s performance and reliability. » Read More…