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Radiator Hose

The  radiator hose transfers coolant from an engine's water pump to its radiator. There is an upper hose that connects the top of the radiator to the top of the engine. And a lower hose connects the bottom of the radiator to the water pump, which keeps coolant flowing through the system.

Its a good idea to replace the hoses every 5 years or 40,000 miles

but If you see a crack or a bulge in the radiator hose,  you should have them replaced immediately

New radiator hoses are an inexpensive repair and can prevent future damage

 

Because a leaking radiator hose will cause the engine to not get the proper amount of coolant

And If ignored long enough, the engine will overheat, causing substantial damage.

From a safety standpoint, there is a slight safety risk, because an overheated engine might leave you stranded.

And from an environmental point of view, there is a significant impact, because leaking coolant can be dangerous to children, pets and animals