When it comes to your car, you need every single part to fit perfectly in place. Whether you’re restoring an old vehicle or making some upgrades or adjustments to your tried and true car, it’s crucial that you put in a concentrated effort to get the right parts. Even the smallest car parts can make the entire system stop functioning, so it’s important not to skimp out when it comes to auto projects. A tiny but mighty part of almost every car is a hose clamp. While there are many stainless hose clamp uses, auto projects are some of the most common instances where you will find some. In this video, we’ll talk about how to buy the correct size hose clamp. Let’s get started!
First of all, it’s crucial to consider the size of the clamps you need. Hose clamps with longer gear cuts can satisfy a wide variety of hose sizes, while ones with smaller or shorter gear cuts are for specific widths and may not adjust to the size you need. It’s easy to get an accurate measurement when you’re putting a hose clamp on a rigid pipe, but you may need to be creative when measuring abnormal hoses. Use a zip tie to get an accurate reading of an abnormal circumference to get the right size hose clamp!