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Vehicle braking systems need brake fluid in order to function properly. There are a number of components on your car that help to supply the brake fluid needed when trying to bring a car to a top. The brake hoses on your car carry the fluid to the calipers and wheel cylinders. When you press down on your brake pedal, these hoses fill with the fluid and then send it to the vital components that will actually put pressure on the rotors to stop the car. These hoses are only active when the braking system is being used.

The brake hose that is on your vehicle is made of metal and rubber. Over time, the rubber will come dried out and may begin to show signs of wear. The high amount of heat and constant use that the brake hose gets is one of the reasons why it will fail over time. The brake hoses are designed to last as long as the vehicle does, but this is typically not the case. The last thing that you want to do is to drive a car that has worn brake hoses due to the less than stellar braking power it will have.

There are usually a number of different brake hoses on a car, which means that a bit of troubleshooting will need to take place in order for the damaged one to be found. Being able to spot the warning signs of a bad brake hose early on can help to reduce a lot of damage. A bad brake hose will produce a number of warning signs and here are a few of them.

  • The appearance of clear fluid on the ground or on the wheels of the car
  • The brake pedal goes all the way to the floor
  • The brakes are not working properly
  • It takes more effort to bring the car to a stop
  • Visible damage to the

Driving a car that has a diminished amount of braking power due to bad brake hoses can present a variety of different issues. Getting the brake hoses fixed in a timely fashion should be your top priority when facing these issues.


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Bernie

50 years of experience
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Bernie
50 years of experience
Honda Accord - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
I specifically asked for Bernie to come back, since I was so pleased with the work he did on our other car. This time I got to meet Bernie personally. He is a kind family-man who exhibited the quiet confidence of someone you would expect with the 50 years of automotive experience that he has. I felt very comfortable giving him the key to my car. Two of my kids (ages two and four) came out to greet him, since they remembered him from his first visit. Bernie is great around kids and was very kind to my two-year old son who was trying to "help" Bernie do his job. Thanks again, Bernie!
Honda Odyssey - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
I was very pleased with Bernie's work, professionalism, and courteousness. Best brake job I have ever had, and I have had many done (and several done myself, but not on this vehicle). This was a maintenance appointment -- not a repair of something broken -- so I was surprised when the brakes felt so much better after Bernie did the work. You can really see the care he took with our vehicle when I examined everything after he was finished. Thanks, Bernie!

Daniel

9 years of experience
17 reviews
Daniel
9 years of experience
Hyundai Sonata - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Sacramento, California
Awesome customer service. On time and answered my questions with patience. Listened to my concerns and made helpful suggestions. Seemed very knowledgeable and experienced. I will be glad to request him again. Thank you!!

Breck

18 years of experience
532 reviews
Breck
18 years of experience
Toyota RAV4 - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Conroe, Texas
Breck was awesome! He called ahead of time and asked if he could arrive early. He was friendly and easy to talk to. He made me feel comfortable with the service he was going to provide and explained things clearly to me. He smiled and made this experience a good one. I will absolutely be booking future appointments with Breck and I will recommend him and Your Mechanic services to others I know. Thank you!

Brian

19 years of experience
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Brian
19 years of experience
BMW Z4 - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Phoenix, Arizona
Brian knows what he is doing and I am so happy yourmechanic.com suggested him for my Z4 car inspection prior to purchasing and even happier he was available to perform my 1st service on the vehicle I purchased. His knowledge on the brand gave him ability to to an in depth inspection and he communicated very well informing me what to prepare for in ownership of my BMW. When he came to perform maintenance on my vehicle he shared so many tips with me. I will absolutely be having Brian come back out when I need future servicing on my car.

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