Your brake system is one of the most important components in your vehicle. If it fails, there is a very real chance you could be involved in a serious collision or accident on the road. It is therefore vitally important that you carry out proper checks and maintenance on your vehicle’s brake hoses. Below we’ll take a closer look at how to properly check and maintain your brake hoses.
Checking your brake hoses is relatively simple, especially if you are familiar with the structure of your vehicle. Once you’ve located the hoses (consult your service manual if you struggle to find them) check them for drips, bubbles, chaffing, cracking, bulging or any other visual signs of wear and tear. Once they’ve passed your visual inspection, it’s time to feel the brake hoses. Your brake hoses should be firm, but not so firm that they’re brittle. Soft hoses are too weak whilst hard hoses are more susceptible to cracking or bursting.
Partner yourself or your company with an experienced service provider who can professionally check and perform any maintenance or repairs relating to the brake hoses or related mechanical parts. Identifying technical or maintenance issues as early as possible will save time and money in the long run, while also ensuring safety is kept a priority.