This gasket is used to seal the water pump to the vehicle and without it there will be water loss and eventual overheating of the engine. The function of the water pump is to pump water and coolant to the car’s engine to stop it from overheating. A leak in this system will result in water loss and engine damage. A sign that the water pump gasket is worn in your car might be that there is a puddle of coolant and water underneath the engine. Another indicator can be that the temperature reading on the car’s dashboard increases or a temperature warning light comes on to warn of the excessive heat.
If any of the problems described above are present in your car, then it is suggested that the vehicle be checked out by a mechanic to ascertain if the water pump is faulty or if the water pump gasket needs replacement. Sometimes the water pump will go and the car will lose all its water. In this case the car should not be driven until a replacement water pump is purchased. If there is a slow water leak from the water pump gasket, it is still advisable to ask the attending mechanic if it is safe to drive until a replacement component can be sourced.
In today’s modern and fast-paced world it is far easier to purchase car components online as opposed to driving long distances to find non-existent spares shops that don’t carry the parts you need anyway. Shopping from the comfort of your own home is the easiest purchase method. Go online, input the year model, make and engine capacity of your car and then select the water pump gasket, or any other part for that matter and have it delivered directly to the service centre of your choice, or to your home address, whichever is most convenient.