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How much does Brake Hose Replacement cost?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to. Our mechanics are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Mazda RX-8 $188 $44.35 $143.98 20% $237.85
2008 Mercury Mariner $279 $54.97 $223.97 21% $355.97
2005 Chrysler Pacifica $177 $56.74 $119.98 18% $217.99
2012 Audi TT Quattro $157 $37.27 $119.98 20% $198.52
2006 Infiniti G35 $192 $47.89 $143.98 20% $241.39
2011 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG $168 $47.89 $119.98 19% $209.14

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Brake Hose Replacement Service

What is the brake hose and how does it work?

The hydraulic steel brake lines that carry brake fluid in your car are bolted to the frame of the vehicle. These metal brake lines must eventually attach to the individual wheel calipers — or wheel cylinders in the case of drum brakes — at all four wheels. Since the wheels constantly move up and down, or left and right in the case of the front wheels, the brake line that attaches to the individual wheel calipers must be highly flexible. Enter the brake hose: a flexible, synthetic, reinforced-rubber hose designed to withstand the 1,000 PSI plus pressures that occur when you apply the brakes. There is at least one brake hose at each wheel position, and sometimes two depending on the suspension design. At the end of each rubber hose are steel connections with seals to maintain a leak-proof connection.

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When to consider replacing the brake hose:

  • Physical damage. If there are cuts, cracks, abrasions, bulging, or excessive rust at the hose fitting ends, the hose should be replaced.
  • Leaks. Seepage at hose fittings, or leaks anywhere along the hose, requires replacement. If there is a leak, or the hose is bulging, you may notice that the brake pedal is lower than usual or spongy.
  • Internal hose failure. Occasionally, the lining on the interior of the hose can separate, blocking the flow of hydraulic fluid. This is diagnosed using test gauges. A fluid blockage that prevents the brakes from releasing may manifest itself as dragging brakes or overheated brakes.
  • End of Lifetime. Although many brake hoses can last 20 plus years if well-made out of quality materials, after 10 years of service it is best to replace the hoses with new ones for maximum reliability and safety.

How do mechanics replace the brake hose?

  • The vehicle is jacked up and safely supported with steel jack stands.
  • The wheel and tire assembly are removed.
  • A pan is put in place to catch brake fluid.
  • Residual pressure in the brake line is relieved by momentarily opening the brake caliper bleeder screw.
  • Each hose end is detached. At the caliper, the attachment is often a banjo style bolt with one-time-use copper washers. The attachment at the vehicle frame is typically a flare connection, so a tube nut must be loosened. Once both ends are detached, the hose is removed.
  • The new hose is installed using new copper-sealing washers and the factory OEM torque on the tube nut and the banjo bolt.
  • Finally, the brake system is bled to remove all air and the vehicle is road tested. A final check for leaks is performed after the road test.

Is it safe to drive with a brake hose problem?

No. Properly working brakes are always essential. If you suspect damage to the brake hoses or see leaks it is a good idea to have a professional evaluate your car’s brakes.

When replacing a brake hose keep in mind:

  • If a brake hose is replaced due to aging, the mechanic will check all of the other brake hoses as they may be worn or defective as well.
  • Some vehicles have flexible, braided stainless steel brake hoses, or other specially designed hoses. If your car does not have ordinary synthetic rubber hoses, a mechanic will let you know what type of new brake hose you have and what your replacement options are.

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Genaro

12 years of experience
287 reviews
Genaro
12 years of experience
Toyota Camry - Brake Hose Replacement (Driver Side Front) - Chicago, Illinois
Genaro was absolutely great. He actually called to see if he could come earlier than scheduled, and I said fine by me. First day was the $70 diagnostic. He didn't have the brake hose, so he had to come back the next day. Cost me around $140 to replace it. Showed me a bunch of stuff that needed to be taken care of and didn't need to be taken care of. He confirmed everything that other shops said, including pricing. The best part is not that he's honest, but you can actually sit and watch every little thing that he does. What happens when you go to a shop and leave it for the day or sit in the waiting room??? Did they actually do the transmission flush? Radiator flush? Spark plug change??? Now to be honest, I don't think you really save very much with this service, which you should because this service doesn't have the rent overhead of a standalone shop. I guess the convenience makes up for it. What I DID get was a mechanic who CAME TO ME, fast, and was knowledgable, polite, and trustworthy. Am considering hiring him again before his scheduled move to another state. Very well done, Genaro. You da man!!!! I'm a little bit hesitant to give him a "10" because he's only done one job for me, but I'm gonna give it to him anyway because he was so nice.
Hyundai Elantra - Brake Hose Replacement (Driver Side Front) - Chicago, Illinois
I wanted to change brake hoses, as part of troubleshooting a leak. Didn't change the rear because he informed me that it would break the brake line. Very knowledgeable.

Jason

31 years of experience
201 reviews
Jason
31 years of experience
Ford Explorer - Brake Hose Replacement (Driver Side Front, Passenger Side Front) - San Jose, California
Jason was a lifesaver. He is very knowledgeable at his job and I really want to thanked him for explaining all the issues I had with my car and what to look for. Jason gets a high five and a 10 for his great service today with my car.

Desmond

19 years of experience
10 reviews
Desmond
19 years of experience
GMC Yukon - Brake Hose Replacement (Passenger Side Front) - Seaside, California
Desmond was super helpful and efficient. He went above and beyond to show me what was wrong and how he fixed it! He was very professional and great at his job. I would recommend me to any and everyone.

Robert

39 years of experience
35 reviews
Robert
39 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz S500 - Brake Hose Replacement (Driver Side Rear, Passenger Side Rear) - Phoenix, Arizona
Honest and knowledgeable. Great guy, even better mechanic. Called before the appointment to ask questions and setup a game plan. Arrived right on time. Gave a fair and honest diagnostic which ended up saving me money on the repair. The work performed was top notch. Would highly recommend Bob to anyone that reads this.

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