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Bouchard & Sons Towing
(207) 947-0739
602 Main Road North
Hampden, ME
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Brakes Service & Repair, Towing
Hours
24 Hours Service
Payment Options
MasterCard, VISA

Carquest of Bangor Main St
(207) 942-6734
317 Main St
Bangor, ME
Services
Auto Parts

Affordable Signs by Fred Jones
(207) 942-7788
97 Harvard St
Bangor, ME
Services
Auto Body

Safelite Auto Glass Repair and Replacement
(888) 256-7715
1498 Hammond Street
Bangor, ME
Services
Auto Glass Repair,Mobile Auto Repair

Bangor Tire Co
(207) 942-8484
Coldbrook Rd
Bangor, ME
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Sears Roebuck and Co
(207) 941-7299
693 Stillwater Ave
Bangor, ME
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

V Z Car Care
(207) 941-1911
1201 State Street
Veazie, ME
Services
Car Detailing,Interior Cleaning,Interior Repair,Truck Detailing

Carquest Distribution Center
(207) 262-9700
155 Perry Rd
Bangor, ME
Services
Auto Parts

Carquest of Bangor Hammond St
(207) 941-1480
1193 Hammond St
Bangor, ME
Services
Auto Parts

Carrs Automatic Transmission Limited
(506) 466-4408
Bangor, ME
 

Hose Replacement Takes Care of Many Problems

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Hose Replacement Takes Care of Many Problems

Coolant hoses can certainly wear out in the life span of your vehicle -- in fact, consumers reported in a national survey that two to three times as many radiator hoses failed while driving in their vehicle's fifth year than its fourth. And according to the Car Care Council, 30 percent of the vehicles needing under-the-hood repairs needed new hoses or belts.

The average four-year-old car has been driven nearly 70,000 miles, a mileage interval that most technicians believe is the time many parts wear out. Coolant hoses are no exception and the age of the car is a good indicator of when replacement should be considered.

Traditionally, hoses have been visually inspected for failure from the outside. But with today's cars, that method isn't always the best since hoses usually fail from the inside where weakened elements can't be seen and their symptoms not always obvious.

Therefore, replacement of the coolant hoses, especially the radiator hoses, every four years is recommended, regardless of physical appearance.

The materials now used in your engine's construction are different than those of years ago. Cast iron has been replaced with aluminum, plastic and brass. Used together with the coolant, which is also conductive, these dissimilar materials can create a sort of battery with the hose conducting electricity through itself. The electrical current can create tiny cracks in the hose tube which eventually weaken and cause the hose to fail. This phenomenon is called electro-chemical degradation or ECD.

The higher operating temperatures in cramped engine compartments result in hotter temperatures for hoses. While increased temperatures result in greater engine efficiency, heat also increases the rate of ECD in hoses! In fact, for every 18-degree increase in temperature, the rate of ECD doubles. Heat can also weaken some t reducing the overall burst pressure and cooling system performance.

Vibration from rough idling engines weakens other types of hose reinforcements -- again leading to premature failure. Also, abrasion from sharp surfaces within the engine compartment can slowly rub through the outer cover of the hose, eventually causing it to burst. Cuts and nicks on the outside of the hose also contribute to premature failure, but oil is a more common threat. A hose exposed to oi...

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