When driving you may notice that your check engine light will come on or your vehicle temperature gauge will all of a sudden go up. That can mean several things. If you happen to see that you are not having any leaks in your reservoir, radiator, or engine then it may be that your hoses need to be replaced. Your hoses carry fluids to and from one part of the vehicle components to the other. When there is a hole in these hoses, those parts can not get the fluids they need to function properly. You do not need something that can be easily replaced to turn into a costly nightmare.
Hydraulic hoses are designed to carry fluids that contain chemicals that could easily burn right through anything. Plus, these fluids could cause damage to you if they come in contact with your skin while hot. These hoses are made with special material that allows them to carry these hot fluids from part of the engine to the other without burning through the hose outright. Over time, when the hose starts to get old and deteriorate, they need to be replaced. Those hot fluids began to cause wear and tear at the fibers, which creates huge holes in the hose. When you do replace the hose, you need to be careful that nothing drips in you. Just the slightest of hot fluid such antifreeze can cause a third or fourth-degree burn. It is always better to allow the vehicle to cool down completely and fluids settle before changing any of the hoses out. They are very important and should always be checked out at least once a month or with every tune-up. You want to make sure that the engine and other core parts are getting the proper … Read More