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Q: Shop says my coolant system hoses need to be replaced immediately. What does that mean? 2010 Chrysler 300

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Wife had oil change done today, shop said coolant system hoses need replaced immediately. What or how soon should I get it done? What is wrong with hoses?

My car has 55000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there - your shop may be legitimately looking out for you by warning that your radiator/coolant hoses need replacement. They do "age" with both heat cycles (hot/cold/hot/cold) and time - ozone in the air damages all rubber over time. If they have not been replaced since new, it is a cheap investment to replace all your coolant hoses at this point. Radiator hoses are most susceptible to failure simply because of their larger diameter. I would recommend a radiator hose replacement - both of them, by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who will come to your location, and make this repair.

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