Are you in the market looking for a replacement washer pump for your vehicle? The washer pump can be considered as the heart of your vehicle's washer system, the system that maintains the cleanliness and clearness of the important glass surfaces in your vehicle. The pump is the component that enables the washer system to release fluid for cleaning the said surfaces. When the pump is damaged, your washer system will be of no use.
If you are in the market on the lookout for a new pump, you need to be sure that you'll be getting the right one. Today, you'll find that you can have up to three pumps in your vehicle:
Windshield washer pump
This is the most common in all vehicles, the pump incorporated in the washer system that is designed to work together with the windshield wipers. When you operate the washer assembly, the pump has to provide the pressure that will enable the water to flow through the nozzle and out into the windshield of your vehicle. This is important to keep the windshield clear and maximize your visibility as you drive.
Headlight washer pump
This pump works like the first pump, except that it is incorporated in the washer system that is working with the headlights. It is used to keep the headlight lenses clear and maximize the illumination that the headlight bulbs give off.
Rear window washer pump
This is not common in all vehicles; this is usually found only in SUVs or station wagons. The pump works with the washer system that is used to keep the rear glass of these automobiles clean and clear.
Depending on the set-up in your vehicle, there may be different pumps for the different washer systems or just one pump for a centralized system that washes all the mentioned surfaces. We advise that you check your vehicle owner's manual before you make any purchase.
So which should you get?
Once you've determined which type of washer pump you need for your vehicle, there are still many other things to consider before you make your purchase. One is cost. You'll find a wide range of washer pumps in the market, the cheapest of which is offered at a little more than 10 bucks. Meanwhile, there are pumps that can amount to as much as more than a hundred dollars. If you're going shopping, we recommend that you get a complete kit with the hose and other mounting hardware already included.