How to Look for Wear or Leaks on Hoses and Clamps in a VW Passat?

Answer Checking your hoses and clamps for damage and leaks will help your VW Passat more efficiently. Mechanics recommend you check your hoses and clamps once every 3 months. VW Passat radiator hoses diff... Read More »

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How to Replace the Water Hoses in a VW Passat?

Volkswagens are some of the safest vehicles around, and a Passat serves that purpose well. Families feel confident in their choice of the Passat to carry their precious cargo. You can even maintain... Read More »

How to Check for Cooling System Leaks in a VW Passat?

Cooling system leaks, if left unchecked, can cause serious damage to the engine of your VW Passat. That's why it's critical to periodically check for any visible leakage and to monitor your engine'... Read More »

Are Silicone Radiator Hoses Better Than OEM Hoses?

Original Equipment Manufacturer parts (OEM) are the most common radiator hose replacement parts. These are made by the same manufacturer that made the actual part for the automotive dealer. In the ... Read More »

DIY PEX Clamps?

Since the 2008 economic crisis, many DIY homebuilders and renovators have started using cross-linked polythene (PEX) rather than copper tubing. This is not only because of the lower material cost a... Read More »