A customer came into the shop with their temperature warning light on with their car over heating and in a panic. After it cooled down, we discovered the water pump was leaking and needed to be replaced. Water pumps do wear out as they pump the coolant that cools the engine while its running. We also checked the radiator hoses, serpentine belt, and tensioner which were okay, but did note that the coolant needed to be changed which many customers do not associate with engine maintenance.
The coolant actually becomes corrosive over time and could damage a radiator, head gaskets, intake manifold gaskets, heater core, metal cooling pipes, expansion (frost) plugs, etc which is why we do a thorough check under the hood when you bring your car to be serviced.
Trust us to keep your automotive repair costs down by being thorough when you bring your car, truck, SUV, or mini van in for scheduled maintenance or service.
Thank you for choosing Mike Fink's Automotive Service Specialists in Woodbridge, VA. Since I opened the doors in 1989, the focus has always been on the customer and our team of ASE certified technicians make that easy to do. Take advantage of our local courtesy shuttle, free wifi in the lobby while you wait, and if you need it we can get you towed in.