Using centrifugal force, the Water Pump pumps liquid from the engine and cylinder head to the radiator, and then back into the pump. If you are leaking coolant or your car is overheating, you may have a water pump problem.
Wheel Alignment is a service that adjusts the angle of the wheels so your car drives straight without pulling to one side or another. Hitting the curb when parking or bouncing in and out of potholes ruins the alignment on your car. This causes uneven tread wear on your tires and shortens the life of the tires.
The Wheelbase of a car equals the distance between its front and rear wheels. Its measurement is particularly important to performance cars, as the length of the wheelbase affects weight distribution and aerodynamics.
Wheel Bearings, which are located on the wheel hub, are components that help decrease friction when the wheel is turning. Although wheel bearings are sealed, wear can damage the seal and allow debris and moisture inside. When this happens, the bearings will fail and create wheel noise.
In a drum brake system, the Wheel Cylinder puts pressure on the brake shoes, which when pressed against the drum, slows down and stops the vehicle. The cylinder is connected to the shoes by small rods. In older cars, the cylinders may leak and hinder braking power, but cylinders are relatively inexpensive to replace.
Wheel Lug Nuts are a tapered nut used to fasten the wheel to the threaded wheel studs connected to your car’s axle. Wheel Lug Bolts fasten the wheel of your car to wheel’s hub or brake drum.
Wheel Service may include new tires with balancing and alignment, inspection of shocks and struts, a tire rotation of your existing tires to extend their lifespan, or removing the wheels for a brake check.
Windshield Wiper Fluid is a liquid used to clean the glass of your windshield. It is held in a plastic container and dispensed through jets pointed at the windshield via a switch or lever on your steering wheel. Because clean windshields are important to driving safely, you should always make sure you have a good supply of windshield wiper fluid in its container.