How Serious Is It When a Hose Is Leaking?

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Your engine requires a number of fluids in order to operate. There are fuel lines that transport gasoline from the tank to the engine. There are coolant hoses that transport engine coolant to and from the radiator. There are power steering hoses that lead from the pump to the power steering rack and back again. You also have brake fluid lines and hoses, washer fluid hoses and many others. If a hose were to start leaking, the fluid it contains would drain out.

How serious is it when a hose starts leaking?

The seriousness depends mainly on the type of hose that is leaking.

If you’re talking about a washer fluid hose, it’s not particularly serious, but it can be annoying. A leaky coolant hose is another matter and can be serious. If the power steering hose is leaking it can be even more serious since power steering fluid is flammable.

Your engine’s hoses are vital to overall operation, and driving with a leak may cause anything from overheating to a fire depending on what’s leaking and where the lost fluid is going.

The best defense here is to have your car maintained by a professional mechanic capable of inspecting your hoses during each service. By regularly checking the condition of your hoses, a trusted mechanic can greatly reduce the chance that you’ll experience a leak in the first place.


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Jose

8 years of experience
33 reviews
Jose
8 years of experience
BMW 325i - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Redwood City, California
I had a few mechanics from YM and _all_ of them arrived late (some even 2 hours late) , but not Jose! He arrived right on time! I gave him the keys and let him do his job. I am a curious person so I asked him a few questions about his techniques and he had no problem answering them all with detailed explanations! He did run into a problem on my car because of stripped bolts, but he literally went above and beyond and found a way to remove it. Best mechanic ever.
Lexus CT200h - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - South San Francisco, California
Jose was on time and did a great job on my brakes. He was friendly and explained the entire process. Would highly recommend.

Augustine

11 years of experience
35 reviews
Augustine
11 years of experience
Chevrolet Equinox - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Augustine was amazing. He was the perfect example of customer service all around. While he was working, I was recommending him to my neighbors. Next time I need work, I will be requesting Augustine specifically!!!!! Please give him a raise or bonus!!!
Toyota Corolla - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Albuquerque, New Mexico
Mr. Sanchez showed up on time and finished replacing my rotors and break pads. He was very informative and treats your car like his own. He was very time efficient and communicated very well. I highly recommend Mr. Sanchez’s services!!!!

John

26 years of experience
552 reviews
John
26 years of experience
GMC Yukon XL 1500 - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - League City, Texas
I am so happy John is back. I trust him very much. He is efficient and has a tremendous amount of mechanical knowledge. He is a true asset to Your Mechanic.
Ford F-150 - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Alvin, Texas
I like John because he is very knowledgeable about all my vehicles. In addition he is very organized regarding how he performs his work.

Wesley

8 years of experience
45 reviews
Wesley
8 years of experience
Dodge Nitro - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Peoria, Arizona
Great experience. Very professional, friendly, and knowledgeable. Highly recommended and will continue to use for future work.

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