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Are you sitting down? Ready to have some shocking news delivered to you?
An oil pump is a pump. The oil pump, pumps oil. In your car. Wild, right?
The oil pump keeps the oil of the engine pumping. Hearts are important to us, right? And hearts are important to our cars, too. In many ways, the oil pump is the car’s heart. And your vehicle’s oil is similar to your body’s blood.
Oil is a vital part of your engine, and the pump is the main part of the oil system. Your engine needs lubrication for all the moving parts to run smoothly. Oil helps with this.
The pump pushes the oil through the engine, ensuring adequate lubrication. As the engine keeps ticking, the motor oil will trickle back down to the oil pan and the oil gasket. Once there, it’s picked up again by the oil pump and pushed back into the engine, like a shuttle at the airport.
So, what happens when an oil pump can’t pump oil? Well, the oil doesn’t make its way to the engine, and that’s about as bad as if your heart stops pumping blood through your body. Minus the whole dying thing.
Getting a replacement oil pump is not an easy repair, but it’s also not a common repair. Often an oil pump will last the life of your engine. But sometimes they need to be replaced.
Perhaps you’ve started some DIY car repairs, and think because you change your oil and your oil filter that you can change your oil pump on your own.
You likely can’t. So, don’t try.
Your car should make two noises: The noise of your engine doing its job, and the noise of that cool podcast you keep telling all your friends about. And that’s it. Weird clanking sounds coming from the engine? Nope, don’t like those. Those can be a sign of a dying oil pump crying out for help. If this is a case, you might need a replacement.
Look, I get it. Warning lights are so easy to ignore, right? They’re just harmless little lights that hang out in the dashboard. Well, it’s time to start paying attention to them if you’re interested in keeping your car running and money in your pocket. If your oil pump isn’t working right, your engine will be unhappy, and you might notice the check engine warning light, low oil pressure, or a few other indicators illuminate. If this is the case, you might need to replace your pump.Get a Quote 1-Year | 12,000-Mile Warranty
This is a no brainer. Replace your pump, now. Don’t go driving a vehicle with a faulty it in the meantime. Cars aren’t supposed to run without oil pumps. That’s not a challenge. Get a replacement pump before getting back on the road.
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