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Auto Parts and Equipment CO
(505) 325-1764
911 San Juan Boulevard
Farmington, NM
Services
Engine Repair

Farmington Tire & Auto Service
(505) 325-8855
504 Airport Dr
Farmington, NM
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Jiffy Lube
(505) 326-1500
4350 E MAIN ST
FARMINGTON, NM
Hours
Sun: CLOSED
Mon-Thu: 8:00 AM-6:00 PM
Fri: 8:00 AM-7:00 PM
Sat: 8:00 AM-6:00 PM

Stewart & Stevenson
(505) 325-5071
1515 W Murray Dr
Farmington, NM
Services
Automotive Transmission

Jiffy Lube
(505) 327-3858
1721 E 20TH ST
FARMINGTON, NM
Hours
Sun: CLOSED
Mon-Sat: 8:00 AM-6:00 PM

Ricks Automotive
(505) 326-5040
1825 San Juan Boulevard
Farmington, NM
Services
Brake Repair

Elite Energy Service CO
(505) 566-3727
5101 College Boulevard, # 5304
Farmington, NM
Services
Engine Repair

Autozone
(505) 326-1147
760 W Broadway
Farmington, NM
Services
Auto Parts

Four Corners Cooling Systems
(505) 325-2662
806 E Main Street
Farmington, NM
Services
AC and Heating Repair,Radiator Repair

Cats Transmission Service
(505) 325-8420
1317 Schofield Lane
Farmington, NM
 

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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