when should radiator hose's be replaced? and if all replaced how much? on 2006 Jaguar X-Type

my jag just turned 30000 miles i was told all the coolent hoses have to be replaced the car just turned 3 years old. i was quoted 2,2oo dollers i have looked at them my self they are flexable shinny and look and feel like brand new how should i know if they really need replacement or if i'am being ripped off// thanks so much

by in Palm Springs, CA on January 07, 2011
3 answers 1 comment
ANSWER by on January 07, 2011
your being ripped off,the top and bottom hose replacement is expensive but all the hoses including the heater hoses sould cost no more the $750 at least thats what i would charge.
ANSWER by on January 07, 2011
Why do you need to replace the hoses at 30,000 miles? I see no reason unless there are physical signs of failure or deterioration. Mileage is not typically an issue with hoses, it's more age and environment. I just went through the maintenance guide for the X-Type and see no mention of hose replacement. Get a second opinion before shelling out that money.
ANSWER by on March 30, 2011
I BELIEVE IN ONLY REPLACEING ONES THAT SHOW SIGNS OF LEAKING. THERE ARE DIFFERNT PLACES TO GET HOSES FROM SUPPLIERS. MAKE SURE CHEAK OTHER SHOPS
COMMENT by on April 06, 2011
thank you for your in put, no the hoses look like brand new shinny flexable no signs of bloting Ray