When you buy something big and important, of course one of the things you’re going to be most worried about is how long the product is going to last. Nobody wants to buy something, only for it to deteriorate within a short period of time. Otherwise, it’d be nothing more than a waste of money.
Rest assured that when buying high-quality Continental commercial hoses from ASJ Hose & Fittings, you can expect these bad boys to last you a relatively long period of time.
The Higher Quality the Hose, the Longer It’ll Last
Your average hydraulic hose will last you about four or five years tops, assuming that it’s constructed of decent materials. However, as for the cheaper hydraulic hoses that are constructed with less-quality materials, the shelf life will likely be lower. That said, it matters to spend more on a hose if you want it to last a longer amount of time.
While you now have a general idea how long your hose will last, how can you know for sure how long it will last? Sometimes the manufacturer will give an average life expectancy. Other times, you can check to see if there’s a warranty and how long it’s good for. If the warranty is good for, say, two years, you can probably expect your hydraulic hose to last a minimum of two years.
It Also Comes Down to How Often You Use Your Hose
Of course, no hydraulic hose is the same. Some will last significantly longer than others due to what they’re constructed out of alone. However, also take into account how often you will be utilizing your hydraulic hose. Multiple times a day? Once every other day? A few times a month?
The more you use your hose in terms of frequency, amount, and length of time in one given time, the quicker your hose is going to deteriorate overtime and eventually fail.
How You Store It Matters Too
Not only does the general quality of your hose and how often you use it make a big difference in how long your hose is going to last, but how you store it can also predict its lifespan. Do you properly roll it up and store it in a dark, neutrally-temperatured room without pests? Or, do you leave it all tangled up in the hot sun after use? In the latter case, expect your hose to last a significantly shorter amount of time.
Are you wanting long-lasting commercial hoses? Buy the brand, Continental, from ASJ Hose & Fittings today. Call us at (951) 735-1351 for assistance on making your next hydraulic hose purchase.