In the car, there are many kinds of automotive hoses like brake hose, ac hose, air intake hose, etc. As for the material, there are automotive rubber hose and auto silicone hose. While each of them has a lifespan. After several years, you should replace a new auto hose. But the lifespan is not that certain and exact. Because the hose type, the material and the work condition are different. Thus when to replace an auto hose is based on the practical situation. But there are some general methods that you can follow.
Coolant hose, like the upper and lower radiator hose should be inspected regularly. While you’d better replace them every 4 to 5 years. Then you can avoid failures that could lead to overheating and engine damage.
You should also inspect the heater hose periodically. In general, heater hose can serve about 4-5 years. But you can change a silicone heater hose. Because it can serve more longer than the rubber heater hose.
Vacuum automotive Hoses
Vacuum hose don’t generally degrade as quickly as coolant hose. But it can still fail over time due to heat and exposure to engine fluids. Then inspect and replace the silicone vacuum hose if you notice crack or leak.
Fuel hose SAE J30 R6 is more durable than coolant hose and can last longer. In general, fuel hose can serve about 5-7 years. However, it’s still important to inspect the oil hose regularly. If there was any signs of wear, replace the J30R6 fuel hose as soon as possible.
Power Steering Hose
High pressure power steering hose also has a long service life which can be 5-7 years. But you should check and maintain it once a year.
Brake hose is very durable than other auto hoses. But there will also be cracks, bulges or leaks after long-term use. Generally, brake hose J1401 and J1402 can last 6 to 8 years.
Above are the general lifespan of various automotive rubber hose. Orientflex is a leading hose manufacturer for auto hoses. Contact us now and get the best flexible car hose.