What are Fuel Hoses?

So, you have probably heard of a fuel hose or rubber fuel pipe, but the question is, do you know what they are? If you are reading this, the chances are you probably don’t. Here we will provide you with a brief explanation and hopefully some understanding…

Fuel hoses are responsible for transporting fuel to the engine of a vehicle from the fuel tank. These hoses are typically made or rubber, silicone or plastic. Some of these hoses incorporate an anti-static material which runs throughout the inside of them in order to prevent static build up which otherwise could ignite fuel and cause explosions. These hoses come in a wide variety of sizes and diameters so when you are purchasing one it is vital that you ensure that it is correct for your individual make and model of vehicle. To securely fasten these hoses in place, small metal clamps are used on either end.

rubber fuel pipe

If you fuel hose gets damaged for any reason, this can be incredibly dangerous. Because of this you should always check your hose to make sure it is in top condition and that it is not leaking. Leaking fuel hoses are highly combustible, so it is definitely worth the few minutes that it will take you to check it. If your notice that your hose is leaking, make sure that you replace it as soon as possible, and if unsure regarding how to fit it appropriately, take to your garage for assistance. It is always better to be safe than sorry.