There are more parts and pieces to a car engine than there is in the human body. So it’s easy to look at something in your engine compartment and wonder what it is, and what it does. And just as it is with the human body, it is important that every part and piece under your car hood be working proficiently for the longevity of your vehicle!
Your radiator works to help cool your engine, ensuring that it doesn’t overheat. If your engine overheats, it could cause severe damage. Sounds important right? That is why you should always make sure you have quality parts to keep your radiator running, and TKO Clamping Systems can help you with that!
When it comes to a radiator, there are two common questions that we are frequently asked.
First of all, your radiator hose is very often made of rubber so it is common for them to weaken over time, and crack from the intense heat that comes off of your engine. Always make sure to check your radiator hose for cracks and leaks, especially if you haven’t done so in a while.
Your radiator hose is attached to your engine compartment by a radiator hose clamp. The other common issue is that your radiator hose clamp has come loose or broken due to poor quality or improper fit. At TKO Clamping Systems, we provide you with clamps that are custom built to fit your unique specifications so that you can rest assured that your radiator hose will not come loose. We are dedicated to the quality of our products, while also providing a clamp that stands out under your hood. All of our clamps come in different colors to give your car that something a little extra. Whether you are on the road or at a car show, our clamps will help your car get noticed.
If your engine has overheated, it is very possible that the extreme heat has caused the rubber in your hose to swell. This could be from a lack of coolant, an improperly functioning thermostat, or even low coolant that has become superheated.
Another reason could be the constant pressure and wear on your radiator hose. While the outside of the hose may look fine, the inside may be wearing thin, causing a weak spot and allowing the rubber to swell.
All swollen hoses should be replaced, no matter the reason. Although checking your hoses may not be as easy to remember as checking your oil or your tires, it would serve you well to check the hoses in your engine compartment regularly for wear. It could save you a lot of hassle and headache in the long run. And with the addition of a TKO radiator hose clamp, it could be one less thing to have to worry about.
Not only do our radiator hose clamps look great, they are built with a multi-hinged 3 part aluminum band, promising ease of use, strength and durability.