The standard practice of visually inspecting a brake hose for cracking or leaking will not reveal potential trouble inside, according to CRP Automotive.
After five years of use, the ID (inner diameter) of the hose can swell or collapse due to moisture and heat, restricting the proper flow and contaminating the brake fluid.
When replacing a brake hose, CRP Automotive recommends replacing the hoses on both sides of the axle to ensure even braking performance and wear.
The company offers its Rein Automotive Brake Hoses as direct replacement for OE assemblies on popular European vehicles.
For more information, visit www.crpautomotive.com.