Coolant Hose Replacement Juneau AK

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Great Auto Body
(888) 370-5799
1 main st.
Juneau, AK
Hours
Monday 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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Import Audio
(907) 523-8123
210 Admiral Way
Juneau, AK
Services
Audio and Video Installation

Emerald Glass
(907) 789-9439
1990 Alpine Avenue
Juneau, AK
Services
Auto Glass Repair

Integrity Automotive
(907) 789-6101
9979 Crazy Horse Dr
Juneau, AK
 
Mikes Airport Express
(907) 789-9476
9190 Glacier Hwy
Juneau, AK
Services
Fuel Injection Repair,Service Stations,Gas Stations

Dougs Auto Body
(907) 789-7620
10005 Crazy Horse Drive
Juneau, AK
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Blue Seal Certified
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National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Les Schwab Tire Center
(907) 789-0380
8555 Airport Boulevard
Juneau, AK
Specialty
Air Conditioning Repair, Brakes, Electrical Service, Front End Repair, Machine Shop Service, Radiator Repair, Tires/Wheels, Wheel Alignment
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Mon:8:00 am-6:00 pm
Tue:8:00 am-6:00 pm
Wed:8:00 am-6:00 pm
Thu:8:00 am-6:00 pm
Fri:8:00 am-6:00 pm
Sat:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Sun:(Closed)
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Allen Marine Sales and Service
(907) 586-1402
5450 Glacier Highway
Juneau, AK
Services
Motorcycle Fabrication

Aurora Automotive Repair
(907) 790-1975
2315 Industrial Blvd
Juneau, AK
 
Ss Auto Body & Paint, LLC
(907) 789-3020
2450 Industrial Blvd
Juneau, AK
 
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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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