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Brake Lines

Brake lines carry the brake fluid and are critical to the function of your brakes. Without properly functioning brake lines, your vehicle's brake system would fail to stop when needed.

     

BRAKE LINES

Brake lines are an integral component to your vehicle’s hydraulic braking system.

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What are Brake Lines?

Brake lines carry the brake fluid and are critical to the function of your brakes. Without properly functioning brake lines, your vehicle’s brake system would fail to stop when needed.

How do Brake Lines Work?

Brake lines are a system of tubes that carry the brake fluid. A fluid level sensor alerts you when levels get low. The reservoir lid protects the brake fluid from the elements.

How are Brake Lines Made?

Most brake lines are molded from polymer.

Why do Brake Lines Fail?

  • Crack or damage
  • Fluid level sensor failure
  • Worn bladder inside the cap

What are Symptoms of Brake Line Failure?

  • Dashboard brake light comes on
  • Leaks around the base (grommets)
  • Cracks in the casing
  • Moisture getting into fluid

What are Implications of Brake Line Failure?

  • Brake fluid can leak and if fluid gets too low, your brakes may stop working altogether
  • Your brake system can fail if the reservoir isn’t replaced or repaired

If you have questions or concerns about brake lines, your vehicle’s braking system, or any of your vehicle’s components, come into your local Pep Boys where we can answer any question, help you find any part, or perform any vehicle service you might need.

If you want to learn more about other car parts, especially as they apply to brake drums, we recommend reading up on brake pads, brake system services, and brake rotors

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