It’s no secret that today’s vehicles are built with longevity in mind—especially compared to cars made 20 or 30 years ago. The result is a fairly painless process when it comes to maintaining your vehicle—if you stay on top of it.
Two aspects of car repair that are too often overlooked are the coolant and heater hoses. These two pieces of rubber are subject to a constant flow of heat inside, and extreme temperatures on the outside as well.
When you bring your vehicle in to your local Olathe Auto Repair for a preventive maintenance visit, they’ll check these hoses to make sure they’re in good shape, and even advise you the best ways to make them last the longer. According to the Car Care Council, of the vehicles that need to be repaired, they’ve found that one out of every three cars needed their hoses replaced.
So how does one know when to replace their hoses? Do you just drive until they break? Or do you check them every so often before something goes wrong? The latter is the best option is you’re interested in keeping your vehicle on the road instead of being towed by a truck.
When you lift up the hood of your car to look at the engine, you may notice that the hoses look alright, but what matters is what’s going on inside the hose that counts. Next time you drop by your local Olathe Auto Repair for a maintenance check, ask an ASE-Certified technician to show you your old hoses to give you an idea of what they look like compared to new ones.
If you wait until the hose ruptures, you might have a much higher repair than if you had the hoses replaced at a preventive maintenance visit at a local Olathe Auto Repair.
If you find yourself questioning whether or not to replace your hoses, find a local Olathe Auto Repair you can trust and have then inspect your vehicle’s hoses. They’ll guide you in the best direction for you and your vehicle!
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