Brake System auto parts: Brake Hose
Most cars use hydraulic braking system. Trucks also use pneumatic brake system. These systems serve to provide optimum distribution of braking forces between wheels. In both cases for transportation of hydraulic fluid or air brake hoses are required. Brake hose must be firm and sturdy, as any defect can lead to serious consequences. As far as even the use of quality material cannot guarantee the absence of defects, in Great Britain cars are required to have two independent braking systems (dual-braking system).
For a long time rubber was the standard material for the manufacture of brake hoses. Even today rubber brake hoses are very widespread. But this material has a disadvantage: it blows. Therefore, more and more often Polytetrafluorethylen brake hoses are used. They have surface stainless steel braid. Due to stainless steel and Polytetrafluorethylen usage brake hoses are sturdier.
If the brake hose has a defect, the brakes do not operate. The hose can fail because of wear, or it can be gnawed through by an animal. Therefore, brake hoses should be checked regularly. A sudden decrease of brake fluid also may indicate a defect in the brake hose. When replacing the brake hose, it is necessary to pump out air from the brake system. It is recommended to replace the brake hose in the auto repair shop. The cost of replacement is not high, so it is not worth to replace the part by yourself. In our Internet shop you will find many other spare parts for your car. If you need brake shoes, brake disks, fenders, horns, hydraulic filter or cardan shaft, welcome to our online store! Here you can buy high-class car parts at remunerative prices.
Brake Hoses failures
Signs of brake hoses failures
Causes of brake hoses failures
You need to carry out the inspection of a condition of this part every 50 000 operational kilometers. The optimum option is to carry out the visual inspection of hoses every time when complex braking system diagnostics takes place.
By yourself, without having the special equipment, you will be able to perform only the visual inspection during which you need to pay attention to the visible failures, for example, to cracks or peeling of work surface. Immediately address to the service station having revealed breakage.
Brake Hoses repair and replacement
The experts note that it is inexpedient to repair rubber hoses. Their cost is rather acceptable therefore it is better to replace them. We remind that replacement of rubber hoses needs to be performed after 125,000 operational kilometers regardless of their state. To replace this component, do the following:
It is also recommended to concurrently perform replacement of a retainer spring and sealing ring. After the replacement don't forget to bleed air from the braking system to be convinced the works are done in a proper way.