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.
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