Brake hoses are critical components in your Toyota or Scion vehicle. They're responsible for delivering brake fluid from the master cylinder to either the wheel cylinder or brake calipers, depending upon what type of brake system is used in your car, truck, SUV, or van.
While you may think that brake hoses and brake lines are the same thing, they're not. A brake line is a rigid metal tube that runs the length of your vehicle. However, if a brake line were connected to the disc or drum brake components attached to your wheels, it would break every time you turned or went over uneven pavement. Hydraulic brake hoses, on the other hand, are flexible pips that link the brake line to the assembly. That flexibility allows the hose to adapt to any movement without complications.
What are Brake Hoses Made of?
Rubber brake hoses are the most common type, offering good performance and the ability to operate in a range of temperatures and pressures. They're also more affordable than stainless steel hose. The drawback? They're also far more prone to suffering from the wear and tear associated with age and excessive use.
Stainless steel brake hoses are more rigid, making them much more durable. They're built as a sheath, with a braided mesh casing that prevents swelling while still remaining flexible enough to handle the various changes in conditions.
How Do You Know When to Replace Your Brake Hoses?
Eventually, even the best brake hose can go bad. Signs of failure include:
If you see any of these signs, it's time to replace your brake hoses.
Where Can You Buy Affordable OEM Brake Hoses?
You're in the right place. You see, we only sell the genuine brake hoses that your manufacturer made for your model. That ensures the compatible fit you want. We also offer them at a steep discount to the MSRP, so you can save money while getting the parts you need. Buy today and we'll get your order shipped right to your front door!
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