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Gary's Locksmithing
(307) 262-0110
235 W 1st Street
Casper, WY
Services
Locks & Locksmiths, Auto Service & Repair, Locksmiths' Equipment & Supplies, Metal Products Wholesale & Manufacturers
Hours
Mno Fri 9am 5pm
Payment Options
MasterCard, VISA, Checks & Cash

Midas Auto Service Experts
(307) 237-0854, 001-2004
3130 CY Avenue
Casper, WY
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Prazma Paint Auto Body Inc
(307) 265-2140
500 W Yellowstone Hwy
Casper, WY
Services
Auto Body

Expert Tire
(307) 234-7129
1 Kimball
Casper, WY
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Viking Body & Paint
(307) 237-1615
512 N Fairdale St
Casper, WY
Services
Auto Body

Billy D'S Automotive
(307) 472-3305
1146 E Yellowstone Highway
Casper, WY
Services
Auto Air Conditioning & Heating Service & Repair, Auto Service & Repair, Brakes Service & Repair
Products
Belts, Blowers, Air Conditioners, Climate Controls, Compressors, Condensers

Pro Tec Auto Body
(307) 266-4920
555 W Warehouse Rd
Casper, WY
Services
Auto Body

Central Paint and Body
(307) 234-1365
510 N Lennox St
Casper, WY
Services
Auto Body

Plains Tire Company
(307) 235-5701
402 E 2nd St
Casper, WY
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Stewart & Stevenson
(307) 234-6975
1850 E F St
Casper, WY
Services
Automotive Transmission

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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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