Exposure to heat, vibration and contamination makes hoses wear out faster than any other components in your car. That’s why regular inspections are so important. The hoses that convey your car’s fluids are made of two rubber layers with a layer of fabric in between. Typical hoses include:
Correctly preserving and regular replacement of hoses will save money and time in the lifespan of your vehicle. Hose pipes control important functions in your vehicle. To prevent some of the most typical causes of breakdown, make certain hoses are checked at regular intervals. It is recommended to have them checked every 3,000 miles or with every oil change.
Throughout a hose pipe inspection our professionals examine for: Leaks and fractures Hardening, splitting and softening A cooling system pressure examination to help inspect for holes, loose or worn clamps. Inquire from us about belts and hoses if you observe any: Loss of power, Squealing or grinding sound, If you feel vibrations, ‘slips’ or ‘catching’.
A hose examination checks for:
Other signs of a bad hose include loss of power, leaking coolant or other fluids, illuminated dashboard lights, rising steam from the engine, and air conditioning failure.
Radiator and coolant hoses are vital to keep your engine from overheating. With time and use, hoses become brittle and weak. Don’t wait for a failed radiator or coolant hose to leave you stranded. Cooling hoses should be replaced every 5 years or 100,000 miles.
While routine maintenance of belts and hoses is always important, summertime is an especially important season to keep an eye under the hood due to increased temperatures.