A broken or cracked heater hose can stop your car or truck dead in the middle of cruising the…
The Car Salon, Tirecraft division provides heater hoses replacement services to Calgary, AB. A heater hose can last your car or truck between five to ten years, but it can be important to your level of stress and the performance of your vehicle to know when a heater hose might need to be replaced by an experienced mechanic in Calgary, AB.
It’s always a good idea to stay on top of the current working condition of your heater hose in order to avoid an inconvenience. Since we know the ins and outs of heater hose replacement, we’ll let you in on some details for locating a heater hose tending toward failure. If you squeeze along the rubbery heater hose, look for spots that are too hard or too soft. These spots will eventually burst or crack with hot coolant from an engine on its way to overheating. A broken heater hose will leak coolant headed toward your vehicle’s cooling system where the coolant will keep your car or truck’s engine from overheating. In fact, a leaky heater hose is the most common cause of an overheating engine. Another sign of heater hose trouble can be found in poor cabin heating and temperature control. Keep these things in mind if you plan to avoid an emergency tow on the road in Calgary, AB. Or, simply bring your car or truck in for an inspection performed by one of our experienced auto mechanics.
Heater hoses play an important role in your vehicle’s heating system, which works in conjunction with the cooling system. A running engine produces a tremendous amount of heat, which needs to be transferred away from the engine in order to prevent overheating. Coolant or antifreeze flows through the engine, absorbs the excess heat and carries it away from the engine. Some of this heat is blown into the open air. During the colder months of the year, some of the heat is blown inside your vehicle by way of heating fans to help heat the cabin. Heater hoses are an important component in the transfer of excess heat from the engine to the heater core, where the heat is then blown into the inside compartment of your vehicle. Heater fans will blow on the hot heater hoses in order to heat the car. The coolant inside the hoses will return to the engine at a lower temperature in order to cool the engine. This cycle repeats over and over again.
Heater hoses are just one part of the cooling down process of your vehicle’s engine. Without a properly maintained set of heater hoses, you can be sure you will be faced with an inconvenient overheating engine in the middle of important travel plans in Calgary, AB. But it doesn’t have to happen this way!
Let our auto professionals stay on top of all your heater hose related needs. We’re happy to provide quality customer service and quick heater hose replacement service in Calgary, AB. Our auto services aim to help save you trouble down the road. So, after your car or truck has cooled down and the engine is no longer hot, remember to periodically check your heater hoses to see if they are hard, soft, or swollen, or schedule an appointment to have your heater hoses checked and replaced as soon as possible.