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What does a fuel hose do?

Fuel hoses, also commonly referred to as fuel lines, are the rubber tubes in the fuel system that deliver fuel from the tank to the engine. They are specifically designed to deal with the pressure of modern fuel delivery systems.

What are the symptoms of a bad fuel hose?

Below are the top three symptoms that could indicate you need to replace your fuel hose:

  • Fuel smell in your car

  • Visible cracks on the fuel hose

  • Visible fuel leaks - either small drips or puddles under your car. Learn more about fluid leaks here

What happens when we do a fuel hose replacement on your car?

Our certified mechanics will:

  • Inspect the entire fuel system for any issues

  • Remove the fuel cap

  • If necessary, they will remove the defective fuel hose

  • The new fuel hose is installed

  • Refit the gas cap and start the engine to check for fuel leaks

  • Test drive the car and check the entire fuel system for leaks

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Hey Fixter, how often does a fuel hose need to be replaced?

A fuel hose replacement shouldn’t be part of regular car maintenance. These hoses can last anywhere from 10,000 to 50,000 miles depending on what they are made of and how often you use your car.

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Want to learn more about Hyundai fuel hose replacement?

What does a fuel hose do?

A fuel hose, or fuel line, is made of a braided, reinforced rubber and rapidly transfers fuel from the fuel tank to the engine. It is designed to withstand the pressure of modern fuel delivery systems and is resilient to the heat and compact design of the engine unit.

A failing or split fuel hose can have serious and dangerous consequences for you, your car and your passengers. Not only can a leaking hose ruin your fuel efficiency and increase the cost of running your vehicle, it can potentially leak highly flammable fuel directly onto your engine. A blocked hose can deprive your engine of fuel, which can lead to very expensive or even irreparable engine failure.

Hyundai

The Hyundai Motor Company (or Hyundai Motors) is a South Korean multination automotive manufacturer, founded in 1967, with current divisions that include Kia Motors and Genesis Motor.

Since arriving in the UK market, Hyundai has made a steady and consistent rise in sales, to the point where there are now over 850k of their cars on our roads today.

Well-priced luxury cars with a fantastic warranty

Predominantly producing an extensive range of smart looking hatchback cars of quality and price to compete with Ford, Vauxhall and Volkswagen, perhaps their rising sales figures can be partly put down to holding one of the best warranties for a new car in the business.

Their 5-year, unlimited-mileage warranty offers the peace of mind any new car owner would be thrilled to receive, given that most marques only offer 3 years with around 60k miles of cover.

Hyundai doesn’t solely offer a range of varying hatchback models; the current full line-up features tourers, coupes and of course, as the leading trend in today’s market, a selection of SUV models of varying sizes, trims and price tags.

Hyundai electric hybrid technology

Hyundai, as have most marques during the growth of new fuel technologies, has shown a strong entry into all electric and hybrid motoring. The brand’s Ioniq Hybrid model proved more efficient than Toyota’s Prius, the world’s first mainstream and possibly the most popular hybrid car on the road today.

Motorsport: Hyundai’s subcompact rally car

Entering motorsport in the late 1990s, Hyundai unveiled its Accent WRC (world rally car) to compete in the World Rally Championship. It achieved its first top-10 result in the 2000 Rally Argentina and continued to finish well throughout the season, but not quite well enough to compete with the top 3 or 4 teams.

In 2014, Hyundai made a return to world rallying after a 10-year absence, with the introduction of their i20 WRC; a rally car based on the i20 subcompact and was unveiled at the 2012 Paris Motor Show.

How often should a fuel hose need replacing?

A fuel hose replacement shouldn’t be part of regular car maintenance. These hoses can last anywhere from 10,000 to 50,000 miles depending on what they are made of and how often you use your car. If you keep your vehicle well-maintained and use high-quality parts, your fuel hoses could last years.

The law, vehicle regulations and your MOT

Any fuel leak will result in an instant MOT failure. Be sure to check for any signs of leaks under your car before the test and have your car inspected or serviced if you suspect there may be an issue with your fuel system.

What happens when we do a fuel hose replacement on your car?

Our certified mechanics will:

  • Inspect the entire fuel system for any issues

  • Remove the fuel cap

  • If necessary, they will remove the defective fuel hose

  • The new fuel hose is installed

  • Refit the gas cap and start the engine to check for fuel leaks

  • Test drive the car and check the entire fuel system for leaks

What causes a fuel hose to break?

Fuel hoses are in constant use and must function under high pressures and high temperatures. Despite being designed to withstand these conditions, the hoses can crack and split as they become worn over time. As fuel leaks can potentially be very dangerous, it’s important to be extra vigilant of this issue and have it inspected if you notice any of the symptoms below.

When should a fuel hose be replaced?

A fuel hose replacement shouldn’t be part of regular car maintenance. These hoses can last anywhere from 10,000 to 50,000 miles depending on what they are made of and how often you use your car. If you keep your vehicle well-maintained and use high-quality parts, your fuel hoses could last years.

What are the signs of a bad fuel hose?

Usually, there a few signs you can look for:

  • Fuel smell in your car

  • Visible cracks on the fuel hose

  • Visible fuel leaks - either small drips or puddles under your car. Learn more about fluid leaks here

  • Your car starts hard or not at all

How often should you replace your fuel hose?

Typically fuel hoses can last anywhere from 10,000 to 50,000 miles depending on what they are made of and how often you use your car. If you keep your vehicle well-maintained and use high-quality parts, your fuel hoses could last years.

What happens during a fuel hose replacement?

During the repair our certified mechanics will:

  • Inspect the entire fuel system for any issues

  • Remove the fuel cap

  • If necessary, they will remove the defective fuel hose

  • The new fuel hose is installed

  • Refit the gas cap and start the engine to check for fuel leaks

  • Test drive the car and check the entire fuel system for leaks

What is the average life of a fuel hose?

The lifespan of a fuel hose will depend on the quality of the parts, the driving conditions and how frequently you use your car. Typically they can last anywhere from 10,000 to 50,000 miles. If you keep your vehicle well-maintained and use high-quality parts, your fuel hoses could last years.

Can you drive with a broken fuel hose?

Do not drive if you suspect your fuel hose is broken or leaking. A failing or split fuel hose can have serious and dangerous consequences for you, your car and your passengers. Not only can a leaking hose ruin your fuel efficiency and increase the cost of running your vehicle, it can potentially leak highly flammable fuel directly onto your engine. A blocked hose can deprive your engine of fuel, which can lead to very expensive or even irreparable engine failure.

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