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Yes, we think you’re cool, and chances are so is your vehicle’s engine if your radiator hoses are in good condition.

Radiator hoses are sometimes difficult to spot entirely because of the way they can snake their way through the engine compartment. However, inspecting for them for potential problems isn’t that hard.

Always begin your inspection with a cool engine!

First, visually check them for possible cuts or abrasions caused from rubbing against nearby sharp-edged objects like serpentine belts. Then, squeeze the radiator hoses to see how resilient and flexible they feel. Damaged, noticeably soft, or worn-looking hoses should be replaced because they will probably leak or burst if you keep driving with them.

If you have any questions or concerns about maintaining or repairing your your vehicle, always consult a mechanic you can trust, like First Tire & Automotive.

Just call or stop today. We’ll be happy to answer questions, go over estimates, and a recommended plan of action with you!