If you’ve noticed there may be an issue with your brakes then you definitely want to act fast as this can cause safety issues such as unresponsive brakes and increased braking distance.

When you depress your brake pedal this transmits pressure to the master cylinder which then forces fluid along the brake line and engages the braking mechanism to help slow or stop your car.

Brake lines are not all routed the same way so the amount of time it would take to replace a brake line can vary, but generally, it will take a professional mechanic around two hours to remove and replace the old and broken brake lines.

How Do You Replace a Brake Line? 

A mechanic will need to raise the car with a jack and remove the faulty brake lines with a line cutter, then get a new brake line and bend it to form the shape needed to fit into your vehicle.

Once the new brake lines are precisely cut to the right length they would need to file it down and install fittings to the ends of the line and use a flare tool to flare them.

Then once the fittings are installed the new brake can be put into your vehicle and secured.

Finally, they will fill the master cylinder reservoir with brake fluid so they can bleed your brakes to remove any air bubbles so it is safe to drive. They may use a scan tool at the end to check there are no other issues and then your new brake lines are finished.

If you were to attempt replacing your own brake lines it may seem like an easy enough task, but it requires a lot of precise tools that mechanics use in order to properly fit and secure the new brake lines into your vehicle for the best performance.

Having functioning brakes is not only important for your safety, but it also protects everyone else on the road. If the brakes of your vehicle have not been performing properly then your brake lines could be damaged and cause poor performance.

Having your brake lines replaced should not take more than 2 hours and are a vital part of your vehicle’s braking systems so you should not delay in getting them replaced.

Sometimes you may find the issue doesn’t lie with your brake lines but that the discs and pads are to blame, or the master cylinder if you have excessive brake fluid leaking. Whatever the issue, they can usually be easily fixed whether you do it yourself or seek professional help.

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Post time: Nov-02-2022