A car contains a lot of engine hoses, and in order for it to run smoothly these hoses need to be in good condition. An example of engine hoses is the coolant hose, which plays a key role in the car’s cooling system. Another engine hose in your car is the heater hose, which is important in heating up the car’s interior, especially during the cold months. Here are the ways that you can ensure that your engine hoses are in good condition and that your car runs smoothly.
Step 1 – Engine Hose Assessment
Always complete a monthly check of your car's engine hoses. Look for signs of wear, such as tears, the ends are soft to the touch, or even brittleness of the hoses. Also check for missing hoses. To make the inspection easier and more systematic, start with one hose from the left of the car engine and check that hose from head to tail. Then check the other engine hoses, working towards the right. Make sure the hoses are securely fitted at the ends.
Step 2 – Replace Damaged, Missing and Old Engine Hoses
Typically, engine hoses should be changed when they are 4-years old or more. After assessing the condition of your engine hoses, replace hoses that are damaged or missing.