Cooling system problems are the #1 mechanical failure, and the water pump plays an important role.
Water pumps aren’t something you think about, but they are an important part of your car’s cooling system. Your water pump circulates the coolant that cools the engine, and after years of pumping coolant they inevitably wear out. So if you notice a grinding sound coming from the pump, or see coolant leaking from the pump itself, bring it in for inspection.
The best way to prolong the life of your water pump and cooling system is by regularly replacing the coolant, which will help you avoid a failure in your cooling system that can leave you on the side of the road.