If there was ever a better example of 'Right Tool for the Job', this would be it.
These cable-style hose clamp pliers will save you a ton of time and frustration, and are a staple tool in our personal tool boxes. They will allow you to quickly and confidently access hard to reach spring clamps that might otherwise require some wildly entertaining body contortions when attempting the same job with a standard set of pliers. Unsurprisingly, they work equally well on more easily accessed clamps like those found on the coolant pipe junctions.
Save yourself a bloody knuckle or two, and pick up a pair of these cable-style pliers next time you are servicing your cooling system!