Performing basic maintenance, like checking your hoses and clamps for damage and leaks, will help your Hyundai Santa Fe run more efficiently, regardless of what year your vehicle is. Mechanics recommend you check your hoses and clamps once every 3 months to avoid failures.
Look for Wear or Leaks on Hoses and Clamps
Inspect each hose for cracks, frisions or tiny tears. If you find any, replace the faulty hose immediately. You may need to use a cloth to wipe the hoses and clamps free of grease and oil so you can better see their surfaces.
Pinch the end of each hose in your Santa Fe and try to feel ridges or gaps inside. If you feel pits or ridges, the hose is failing from the inside and needs to be replaced.