Every vehicle, from the classic roadster to the pickup truck, has multiple hoses that carry fluids through the engine,
and these are vital for your car to function. Due to the high temperatures and pressures under your car’s hood, those hoses,
eventually will wear out and require replacement. When you spring a leak, we'll be waiting with the parts you need in hand
to get you running again.
Hoses work hard delivering oil, fuel, transmission fluid and coolant to the engine's
many components. Some also supply vacuum for parts such as the exhaust emission controls, power brake booster and electronic
sensors. Over time, hoses tend to crack, leak or burst, and when they do, you might experience roughness,
overheating, poor performance, poor fuel economy or an illuminated Check Engine light. Inspecting them regularly and replacing
them at the first sign of a problem is a smart way to minimize costly repairs.
Knowing the warning signs of a faulty
hose is essential to avoiding significant engine damage. If you smell gasoline in your vehicle while it's running, it's critical
to examine it immediately. If you suspect a fuel leak, keep your car parked and keys out of the ignition until you determine
the cause. A sweet-burning smell or high temperature reading could indicate a coolant
leak from one of your radiator hoses, while a smoky smell is indicative of a transmission fluid or oil leak. Burning
oil has a pungent, dank odor while transmission fluid will have more of a burnt-toast smell. Other warning signs include
a check engine light, which could indicate a vacuum hose leak, or visible smoke or steam rising from under your hood.
hoses are easier to replace than others thanks to their placement on the engine. However, with the right tools in hand, you
can easily replace most of them in your vehicle at home in an afternoon. Whether you're looking to replace a radiator or
bypass hose, turn to us as your experts.