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Keeping the braking system on a car in good shape is a lot easier said than done. Most car owners out there fail to realize just how many components make up their braking system. The metal brake lines that run from the master cylinder to the wheel cylinders on the rear of a car are vital in having full braking power. When the brake pedal on a car is pressed, the master cylinder will send fluid through the metal brake lines to the wheel cylinders. Having this amount of fluid is important in getting the car to stop in a hurry when needed. The metal brake lines on a car are only used when the brake pedal is pushed down.

These metal brake lines are designed to last just as long as the car does. Usually, the lines will have to be replaced due to damage or bends in the line. Not having these lines working at full capacity can lead to a decline in the amount of braking power that a car has. The last thing that any driver wants is to not be able to bring their vehicle to a stop in a hurry when needed. Noticing the warning signs of a bad brake line and acting to get it fixed is important in keeping a car safe and road ready.

By doing a routine inspection of your vehicle, you will be able to find out about problems with the brake line early on. The more you can find out about the overall condition of your car, the easier it will be for you to keep it in good shape. When a metal brake line is damaged, here are some of the signs that you will notice:

  • An overall reduction in braking power
  • Noticeable damage to the metal line
  • Brake fluid is leaking from the line
  • The line is dragging the ground due to damage
  • The threads on the line appear to be stripped or damaged

Getting your brake line replaced is not an easy job and should be left to a professional. Trying to do this type of work without the right amount of experience can lead to a lot of damage.


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Jose

8 years of experience
33 reviews
Jose
8 years of experience
BMW 325i - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Redwood City, California
I had a few mechanics from YM and _all_ of them arrived late (some even 2 hours late) , but not Jose! He arrived right on time! I gave him the keys and let him do his job. I am a curious person so I asked him a few questions about his techniques and he had no problem answering them all with detailed explanations! He did run into a problem on my car because of stripped bolts, but he literally went above and beyond and found a way to remove it. Best mechanic ever.
Lexus CT200h - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - South San Francisco, California
Jose was on time and did a great job on my brakes. He was friendly and explained the entire process. Would highly recommend.

Augustine

11 years of experience
35 reviews
Augustine
11 years of experience
Chevrolet Equinox - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Augustine was amazing. He was the perfect example of customer service all around. While he was working, I was recommending him to my neighbors. Next time I need work, I will be requesting Augustine specifically!!!!! Please give him a raise or bonus!!!
Toyota Corolla - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Albuquerque, New Mexico
Mr. Sanchez showed up on time and finished replacing my rotors and break pads. He was very informative and treats your car like his own. He was very time efficient and communicated very well. I highly recommend Mr. Sanchez’s services!!!!

John

26 years of experience
552 reviews
John
26 years of experience
GMC Yukon XL 1500 - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - League City, Texas
I am so happy John is back. I trust him very much. He is efficient and has a tremendous amount of mechanical knowledge. He is a true asset to Your Mechanic.
Ford F-150 - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Alvin, Texas
I like John because he is very knowledgeable about all my vehicles. In addition he is very organized regarding how he performs his work.

Wesley

8 years of experience
45 reviews
Wesley
8 years of experience
Dodge Nitro - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Peoria, Arizona
Great experience. Very professional, friendly, and knowledgeable. Highly recommended and will continue to use for future work.

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