Investing in your safetyThe original ‘rubber’ brake hoses fitted on your car or motorbike have a relatively short reliable life. Most people don’t realise it, but the estimated life of a typical ‘rubber’ brake hose is around 6 years. That means if your car is built prior to 2008 and you haven’t replaced the original ‘rubber’ brake hoses that came standard on your car or bike, isn’t it time you did something about it? Over time, ‘rubber’ brake hoses will crack, fracture, swell, block, blister and perish. After the safe working life of around 6 years, they can then become safety hazards. From the outside, old rubber brake hoses can appear to be in perfect condition. It’s the internal integrity of the hose that can fail when subjected to extreme pressures under an ‘emergency stop’ or ‘panic stop’. Most braking systems with boosted assisted brakes obtain pressures of approximately 1500psi, that’s enough to fail old deteriorated brake hoses. So, how old is your car?
Think of brake hoses as arteries in the human body. A person could live a normal life with hard and restricted arteries. It’s not only under extreme exertion when symptoms arise, it can also happen at any time… The same applies to brake hoses.
For four wheelsIt’s becoming a common theme that with all of the performance and cosmetic enhancements people can easily add to their car nowadays, people often forget about the number one safety component of their car… their brakes! The potential problem from any performance modification is that vehicle will now have more power. The braking system must be in perfect working order to stop efficiently. Braided brake hoses give the driver an immediate brake pedal response and increases braking efficiency. This, together with the elimination of a spongy brake pedal can reduce braking distance during a panic stop. Given that traditional ‘rubber’ brake hoses fitted to cars have a relatively short reliable life of around 6 years before becoming safety hazards, the question is then raised: Do you trust your brake hoses not to let you and other road users down in those emergency situations?
After six years rubber brake hoses can become an invisible safety hazard. Time to upgrade
…as well as twoMost bike riders already know that by changing the original rubber brake hoses to street legal Stainless Steel Braided Hoses gives them the best value for money braking upgrade. Under pressure, expansion of rubber brake hoses can be felt at the brake lever. That spongy feeling you get when you’re really squeezing hard on your brake lever is costing you distance when you need it most. Why would you risk not being able to depend on your brakes to pull you up when you really need them to?
Made from the finest quality materials for those who demand the ultimate in performance, BrakeQuip designed Stainless Steel Braided Brake Hoses have become the industry standard for brake hose replacements and upgrades.
Something to think about…
- Rubber Brake Hoses deteriorate from the inside wall as well as the outside.
- Moisture is absorbed into brake fluid systems through Rubber Brake Hoses.
- Contaminants in brake fluid act abrasively on the inner wall of Rubber Brake Hoses.
- The Rubber Brake Hose reinforcing fabric deteriorates through expansion and moisture.
- High operating temperatures in brake systems contribute to the deterioration of rubber hoses.
- Rubber Brake Hoses swell with age and restrict flow.