Steam from under the hood: not a good sign. It means overheating and escaped pressure that, if not corrected, can cause serious
damage to your vehicle. In diagnosing any problem with a vehicle's cooling system, the radiator is a logical place
to start. However, coolant hoses also fail.
On the bright side, it's much cheaper to replace a hose than a radiator, and the replacement itself is a much quicker
fix that will not keep your vehicle out of commission for nearly as long.
Car radiator hoses are made from either rubber or synthetic rubber, and they are typically reinforced with fiber or steel
to withstand the high pressure of everyday use. In this way, their engineering is similar to that of tires. You may not
realize it, but the engineering of coolant hoses runs deep. For instance, static electric charges can build up inside
a radiator hose if the hose is not designed to prevent this.
Radiator hose kits vary in thickness of rubber or synthetic material, diameter of the hose itself, length and curvature.
It should be simple enough to jot down a few of these measurements taken directly from the hose you want to replace when
shopping for its replacement. Curvature, on the other hand, is a less exact science. In any case, the more meticulous
you are about finding a part that is most similar to the original, the less work -- like trimming length from the coolant
hose -- you'll need to do during installation.
We offer more than 3,000 varieties of coolant hoses, many of which can be used on entirely different vehicles which
may even have been sold as new many years apart. Some of the varieties available are made by such notable companies as
Carquest/Dayco and Goodyear.