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How much does Pre-Heater Hose Replacement cost?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to. Our mechanics are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Chrysler Town & Country $138 $11.98 $126.00 32% $205.48
2010 Chrysler Town & Country $138 $11.98 $126.00 32% $205.48
2005 Chrysler Town & Country $138 $11.98 $126.00 32% $205.48
2004 Chrysler Town & Country $138 $11.98 $126.00 32% $205.48
2009 Chrysler Town & Country $138 $11.98 $126.00 32% $205.48

Pre-Heater Hose Replacement Service

What is the Pre-Heater Hose all about?

Most engines today are fuel injected, but there are still a few vehicles around that use carburetors instead. Whether you own a classic car, or are driving a hand-me-down vehicle without fuel injection, you’ll have a number of different parts that need regular service.

The pre-heater hose extends from the exhaust manifold to the air filter assembly. Its only job is to send pre-heated air from the engine into the air filter and then the carburetor during cold weather. It’s a pretty straightforward setup. Warm air is sent from the exhaust manifold into the air filter assembly. There, a flapper is designed to activate depending on temperature. If the exterior temperature is relatively warm, then fresh air is directed into the carburetor. If the temperature is low, warmed air is sent to the carburetor.

It helps ensure proper fuel delivery during cold weather, as well as to prevent the carburetor from icing up during winter. It is also important for passing your emissions test.

Keep in mind:

  • Pre-heater hoses will crack and wear over time through normal wear and tear.
  • The pre-heater hose should be inspected visually during normal maintenance (oil changes).
  • If the pre-heater hose fails during warm weather, you may not even notice any change in engine operation.

How it's done:

  • The hood is opened and the engine is allowed to cool completely
  • The cooling system is drained and the defective pre-heater hose is removed
  • The new pre-heater hose is connected and the cooling system is refilled
  • The cooling system is checked for any coolant leaks
  • The engine is run and cleared of codes and road tested for proper cooling system operation

Our recommendation:

While the pre-heater hose is not necessary for vehicle operation in most instances, it is an important component, particularly if you have to pass an emissions test. If you’ve noticed that your car doesn’t crank well during cold weather, or have seen cracks or other damage to the pre-heater hose, have it replaced by one of our expert mechanics.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Pre-Heater Hose?

  • Cracks in the hose
  • Bulges in the hose
  • Hard starts during cold weather
  • Carburetor icing during winter

How important is this service?

The pre-heater hose isn’t absolutely crucial to vehicle operation, but one in working order will go a long way. You’ll need it to pass emissions and safeguard the carburetor from freezing during winter. We recommend having the hose replaced as soon as possible if it's deemed faulty.

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12 years of experience
318 reviews
12 years of experience
10/10/17 Crankshaft sensor was replaced and after the mechanic left the service engine soon light came on which wasn't on prior to having the crankshaft sensor replaced. (My car stalled at a light and I didn't feel safe so scheduled an appt before driving it again) I called him immediately to advise & he said if I drove the car to work, he would look at it the following day. 7:12 a.m 10/11 I text the business address to the mechanic, at 9:43 I send another text message asking when he will be there. 9:44 a.m he responds he would be there around 10:45. 11:43 a.m I send another message asking if he meant a.m or p.m.? At 12:25 p.m he calls & says it is his day off & would try to be there by 3:00. I call the warranty dept and they wanted to schedule an appt for next week which was not acceptable. After several calls they confirmed by call & email the mechanic would be at my house between 4:00 & 4:30 on 10/12. At 4:01 p.m. I get a call from the mechanic stating he could only look at the car if it was at my work location. He sad the warranty dept made a mistake however my confirmation clearly had my home address. I call to speak to a person in warranty & John refused to out me through, after 10 minutes on hold said they would call me back as soon as they were available. On 10/11 the warranty dept did say they had told the mechanic they would pay him additional $$ to come to my house due to the distance. The first appt was for 10/10 12:15-12:45, he arrived after 3:15 which I understand things can take longer. It is EVERYTHING that happened after the work was done that has been so poorly managed not only by the mechanic but by his support team as well. This is the worst business practice I have ever experienced in what seems to be horrible miscommunication/service and I am in the customer service industry. So for 2 days I have waited for a resolution and have a problem larger than prior to the work being done on my vehicle. Apparently mechanics are overbooked so when there are any issues with service they have no availability to fix the problem. Faulty part or not, the company should be able to resolve their problem without the consumer suffering that has already paid for service. More than an hour later and still no call back from the warranty department.....they must be really busy or avoiding fixing a problem they created? The service may be less than going to a dealer but missing work due to their mishaps and not getting resolution has been much more costly for me. On a good note, Laury was very pleasant and helpful and my service from Alex in March 2017 had no issues. If you call and get John, I can only suggest you hang up and call back as he is not willing to help. Perhaps another business where he would not have to talk to people would be a better fit for him. I have never filed a complaint with the BBB but have no choice at this time. All I can suggest is CHECK YOUR VEHICLE BEFORE THEY LEAVE! The rating is so poor due to the behavior of the mechanic & not doing what he said he would. Trust is a rather important element when it comes to service.


13 years of experience
62 reviews
13 years of experience
On time and pleasant to work with. Knowledgeable and could explain things to me that I could understand. i thought very thorough.


1998 years of experience
14 reviews
1998 years of experience
He was on time and explained all aspects of the job.Good guy,professioal


21 years of experience
10 reviews
21 years of experience
Robert is five star. He called before he came to see if had any questions and to confirm that all was a go for my Mercedes 60 thousand mile check up on the following day... He arrived in a timely fashion and went right to work after he once again very thoroughly answered my questions about Your Mechanic, the company. He worked diligently for more than the 3 1/2 hours and cleaned up his work area to the condition my garage was when he entered. (Which I greatly appreciated) Robert informed me of one worn brake pad that needed attention in the near future and a need for a flushing of a fluid also... I was impressed with his professionalism and look forward to future mechanical work done by him...Thank you Your Mechanic for connecting me with Robert...

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