Brake Hose Manufacturing

Facts about brake hoses

  • Average safety life of a brake hose is six years.
  • Brake hoses can deteriorate from both inside and out.
  • Brake Fluid Systems can absorb moisture through brake hoses.
  • Contaminated brake fluid can act abrasively on the inner wall of a brake hose.
  • Brake hoses are reinforced with fabric which can deteriorate though expansion and moisture.
  • Deterioration can also be caused by High operating temperatures.
  • Brake hoses can swell with age which restricts flow.

In general, brake hoses on a vehicle deteriorate at the same rate, so it is advisable that all hoses be replaced if one is found to be deteriorated / faulty.

There are three ways a brake hose can fail

  • Rupture (burst hose) = typical causes are due to, too many kilometers, age or impact
  • Partial Internal Collapse = The inner fabric layer detaches acting as a partial restriction and/or one way valve
  • Full Internal Blockage = The inner fabric becomes damaged/detached acting as a plug; while the brake pedal still feels good there is no brake application

Signs such as your vehicle darting side to side when braking, visually blistered or cracked hoses are a warning your hose may need to be replaced.

Contact Us if you would like more information on this service.