Do you suspect your vehicle needs a brake line replacement? One of the signs of a damaged brake line includes an unresponsive brake and fluid leak.
The brake line is a vital component of the braking system. It is a tub or pipe which transmits brake fluid to the brake system during braking.
If the brake line is damaged, the entire brake mechanism will fail because the brake fluid cannot get into the system.
WHAT HAPPENS IF YOUR BRAKE LINE GETS DAMAGED
A damaged brake line means the brake system hydraulic won’t function. To prevent a total failure of the brake system, car manufacturers design their brake lines in two options.
The first method is the front/rear brake line. This method involves one set of brake lines controlling the front and the other controlling the rear.
The second method is the diagonal method, which involves one brake line controlling the right-front brake and the left rear brake, while the other brake line controls the left-front brake, and the right rear brake.
This method helps reduce the impact of one damaged brake line on the braking system.
SIGNS YOU NEED A BRAKE LINE REPLACEMENT SERVICE FOR YOUR CAR
- Loss of braking power
The most noticeable sign of brake line failure is a reduction in the braking power of your vehicle. It includes your brake suddenly stopping, intermittently, or entirely. However, loss of brake power may be associated with other braking faults like a worn-out pad or faulty master cylinder.
- Brake warning light
The brake warning light on your vehicle lets you know there is a problem with your braking system. It is an excellent way to start your diagnosis when you suspect an issue with your brake line. If you see the light on your dashboard, get your vehicle to a professional mechanic to get it fixed.
- Brake line damage
lf you physically inspect the brake line and you notice the hose is broken or damaged, this is the reason why your brakes are malfunctioning, and you will need a brake line replacement for your vehicle.
- Fluid leaks
Fluid leaks also indicate a broken brake line in your car. The fluid help to apply pressure in the master cylinder to engage the braking system. Lack or insufficient fluid means the brake system cannot be engaged and constitute a serious risk of accidents.
- Corrosion on the brake line
If you notice corrosion on the brake line, this means a leak might occur or has happened. Corrosion is caused by exposure to certain elements. These elements build up in the pipe and may lead to cracking and leaking of the brake line. Corrosion of the brake line is expected in rainy and snowy conditions.
VISIT FREMONT FOREIGN AUTO FOR ALL YOUR TOYOTA BRAKE LINE REPAIR NEEDS
Your brake line is a vital part of your braking system. It would be best if you visited a professional mechanic to inspect and replace the brake line before it threatens your life and your car.
At Fremont Foreign Auto, we will help you to diagnose the causes of your brake line damage and fix the damages at an affordable price. We strive for your satisfaction. To set an appointment, call Fremont Foreign Auto at 510-793-6067. They’ll give you an exact price quote for everything you need.