Volkswagen Beetle Checking your hoses and clamps for wear and leaks will help your VW Beetle perform more efficiently. Most mechanics recommend you check your hoses and clamps every three months. The 1998 to 2005 radiator hose for the VW Beetle is different from that of other models. Take your radiator hose with you to purchase a replacement so you know it fits.
Look for Wear or Leaks on Hoses and Clamps
Move the VW Beetle 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.