Q: Can an automotive hose detach during use?
A: Yes, make sure the hose clamps are screwed on tightly when installing.
Q: Can an automotive hose freeze in the winter?
A: Yes - when there's water in the hose. That's why it's important to follow the vehicle manufacturer's recommendation on the use of engine coolant.
Q: Can I use the same automotive hose for multiple uses?
A: No, use the hose in the way it's listed in the ACDelco belts and hoses catalog.
Q: Will I know when it is time to replace an automotive hose?
A: Yes, this requires inspection, though. When the engine is cool, squeeze the hoses with your thumb and forefinger near the clamps. Feel for soft or mushy spots. A good hose will have a firm yet pliant feel. Also, Inspect for cracks, nicks, bulges (usually while hot), or a collapsed section in the hose and oil contamination, or fraying near the connection points.
Q: Are there steps I can take to ensure a longer automotive hose life?
Q: Will a worn automotive hose affect gas mileage?