When refer to safe driving, most of us will think about the brake. If there is any problem on the brake system, the car will be out of control. Further cause passengers hurt and economy loss. Therefore, the maintain to brake system is really matter. Most of the drivers know the importance of brake system. But the check and maintenance to car is incomplete, then cause risks. Many divers didn’t realize the questions that shall they change the brake hose regularly and if yes, how long it should be.
What is brake hose?
When driver press on the brake pedal, the booster will pressure on the brake cylinder. Then the brake oil in the brake cylinder will distribute to the piston of branch cylinder through brake hose. Then the piston drive the brake calliper to clamp the brake disc and make the car slow down with huge frictional force. The brake hose is to transfer brake oil in the system and if it burst, the brake system will fail.
Why we should change the brake hose?
Because rubber has certain elasticity. When press on the brake pedal, the oil pressure increases suddenly. Part of the pressure begins to expand toward outside. Therefore, the inner size will be larger. The pressure in brake oil hose falls because of such change, then cause the brake force smaller. Besides, it cause long brake distance and long brake time. This will be more obvious when brake frequently and hard.
Then how long should change the brake hose?
Actually, there is not a certain regulation for how long change a brake hose. But you should check it every year. If there is any leakage, rust or bulge here on your brake hose, you must change it. Besides, you should change it if there is aging. We OrientFlex suggest you change the brake hose after driving 60,000 km.
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