Brakes are one of the most important components on any car, and they’re essential for safety. If you’ve ever had to replace a brake line, you know just how expensive they can be. The good news is that replacement brake lines don’t have to be expensive—if you know where to look. In this blog post, we will discuss the different types of brake lines and how much they cost. We will also provide tips on how to save money on brake line replacements.
What is a brake line?
Brake lines are essential components of a car’s braking system. They run from the brake calipers, or “brake drums” on the wheels to the car’s ABS (anti-lock Brake System) module. When you apply the brakes, friction between the brake pads and the disk rotor causes metal to heat up and expand, which in turn causes the brake line to stretch and create a braking force. Most cars now come standard with at least one pair of front and rear brake lines, as well as a line for the ABS. If your car doesn’t have these lines, or if they’re damaged or worn out, you’ll need to replace them before you can take your car into a mechanic for repairs.
Types of brake lines
There are many types of brake lines, but the most common ones are braided steel or plastic. Braided steel is the original type of brake line, and it’s still the best option for most applications. It’s strong and resists kinking. But it can be expensive, so you might want to consider a plastic line if you don’t plan on doing a lot of braking.
The two main types of plastic brake lines are polyurethane and nylon. Polyurethane is stronger than nylon, but it can be more difficult to install. Both lines resist kinking, but polyurethane is less susceptible to heat buildup, which is a potential issue with high-performance brakes.
How much does a brake line cost?
A brake line costs anywhere from $10-$25 per foot, depending on the quality of the hose and fittings.