Hose Clamp : All hoses require a hose clamp on each end to hold the hose tight to a part and keep it from leaking. There are several types of hose clamps. Spring clamps are made like a spring and squeeze the hose tight with spring like tension. Screw clamps use a mechanical screw to tighten and loosen the clamp. Crimped on clamps are permanent and require a crimping tool to tighten them. Crimp on clamps are one time tightened and do not get tightened.
Hose clamps are vital to many systems on a car, suv, van or truck that require any types of hoses. Depending on the amount of pressure needed for the hose, hose clamp styles are chosen for strength. Power steering, oil pressure and auto air conditioning all use crimp on clamps. Screw and spring clamps are used on cooling system and lower pressure hoses for power steering and oil reservoirs. Light spring clamps are commonly used on automotive drain hoses such as washer hoses and sunroof drains.
Hose clamp failure can cause fluid leakage and or hose failures. Many times a hose clamp leak will require replacement of the entire hose. Screw clamps sometimes can be tightened to stop a leak when applicable.
Guy’s Automotive can properly diagnose and replace your hose clamps or hoses on all types of automotive systems. Call today or make an online appointment today.