Performing regularly scheduled maintenance, like checking your hoses and clamps for wear and leaks, will help your Toyota Tacoma perform better and save you money on repair bills. Most mechanics recommend you inspect your hoses and clamps every 3 months, or at every oil change, to avoid unexpected failures.
This process does not require tools.
Look for Wear or Leaks on Hoses and Clamps
Move the Toyota Tacoma to a well-lit area where you can easily see and reach the engine compartment. Allow the vehicle to cool before inspecting the hoses and clamps so you don’t burn yourself.
Find the upper and lower radiator hoses, which go from the radiator to the engine and from the radiator to your exhaust manifold. The coolant hose runs from your radiator to your intake manifold.