Water Pump Replacement Service In Columbus, OH

Water Pump Replacement at Germain Volkswagen of Columbus, OH

We know the Volkswagen engine cooling system and water pump maintenance inside and out. The water pump replacement service at our Volkswagen certified service department is completed by certified technicians with genuine Volkswagen OEM parts. We can complete the service with a fast turnaround. Schedule your water pump replacement online or call us today for an appointment at Germain Volkswagen of Columbus, OH.


Water Pump Explained

The water pump is an essential component of the engine cooling system. It receives energy from the serpentine belt as it circulates coolant fluid through the engine collecting heat and to the radiator where it cools. Water pumps should be inspected at major service intervals, included in multi-point inspections alongside the serpentine belt, and replaced promptly if it has lost integrity.

Water Pump Maintenance

The water pump should be inspected at major service intervals and with multi-point inspections. Water pumps with physical defects or faulty performance should be replaced promptly to protect the engine from overheating. You should also consider water pump replacement when replacing the timing belt/chain.

Replacing the Timing Belt/Chain: Should I Replace the Water Pump too?

This is often a good idea but the decision is usually made on a case-by-case basis contingent upon age, wear, and miles. The recommendation to replace the water pump alongside the timing belt/chain begins with a value assessment considering the labor cost of accessing this area of the engine and the probability of needing to access it again soon. Replacing the water pump also is a more attractive proposition as it gets older and accumulates higher miles with an increased risk of failure.

Warning Signs of Defective Water Pumps

  • Coolant fluid puddled at the front of the vehicle
  • Corrosion or buildup on or around the water pump
  • Growling or whining noises that get worse with acceleration
  • Engine overheating
  • Dashboard warning light

Why Should I Replace the Water Pump Now?

If you are lucky enough to catch defective water pump performance before it fails and immobilizes your vehicle, then you should replace it now as these outcomes are imminent. You don't want to put off water pump replacement given the risk of the engine overheating and getting left stranded.

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Germain Volkswagen of Columbus

1495 Auto Mall Dr
Directions Columbus, OH 43228

  • Sales: 614-398-2639
  • Service: 614-398-2639

Service Hours

  • Monday 7:30AM - 6:00PM
  • Tuesday 7:30AM - 6:00PM
  • Wednesday 7:30AM - 6:00PM
  • Thursday 7:30AM - 6:00PM
  • Friday 7:30AM - 6:00PM
  • Saturday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed

Water Pump Replacement Service

Water pump replacement service is about installing a new water pump of peak performance and reliability. This involves a certified technician removing the old pump, inspecting the engine cooling system, and installing a genuine Volkswagen OEM part with the factory-specified serpentine belt tension.

Complimentary Dealership Amenities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Children's Play Area
  • Parts & Gear Boutique
  • Complimentary Beverage & Coffee Bar
  • Complimentary Snacks
  • Comfortable Waiting Area
  • State-of-the-Art Facility
  • Extended Hours
  • Saturday Service Hours
  • Fresh Baked Cookies
  • Flat Screen TVs

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