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Should I upgrade to stainless steel braided brake hose?

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At some point in your vehicle’s lifespan, for one reason or another, the brake hose will need to be replaced. Perhaps they have become gradually less effective over time or maybe they have been damaged by road debris? Either way, you have an important decision to make – do you replace them with a rubber brake hose or should you upgrade to a stainless steel braided brake line instead.

In the following blog, we take a look at some of the main reasons why people choose to upgrade and outline the scenarios in which a stainless steel brake line may be better suited to your driving needs.

Reasons to upgrade to steel braided brake lines

  1. Performance

Whilst rubber brake hoses have a range of advantages, including their low cost, low maintenance, and durability, they are only suitable for non-performance orientated vehicles. Yes, they are the perfect solution for a car or motorcycle that is used to take you from A to B. However, for any kind of performance or off-road driving, stainless steel brake lines are a much better option.

This is because, under pressure, stainless steel braided brake lines do not expand and bulge as much as rubber. They successfully retain their integrity, allowing you to perform more sensitive brake adjustments and significantly improving the overall performance of your vehicle’s brake system.

  1. Durability

Thanks to the nature of their construction, braided stainless steel brake lines demonstrate fantastic durability. The inner tube is surrounded by a stainless steel mesh and, essentially, this mesh creates a tough barrier against corrosive oils, water, road debris, UV rays and more. It is much more difficult for them to get a puncture and they are resistant to physical damage from both inside and out.

Therefore, if you plan to take your vehicle off-road, it may be worth investing in stainless steel brake lines. Not only are they built to withstand such extreme conditions, but they will also last for a longer period of time – saving you the effort and cost of having to have them frequently replaced.

  1. Appearance

Aside from their technical advantages, some people decide to upgrade to steel braided brake lines simply due to their appearance. Perhaps you are passionate about motor vehicles and take pride in your vehicle’s appearance? Or perhaps you recently upgraded your callipers and black rubber brake hose look out of place? In such situations, it makes sense to invest in a steel brake line instead.

Stainless steel braided brake hoses come in a variety of colours, including everything from silver and grey to bright red and blue. You can choose a shade that matches or complements your vehicle, therefore improving the aesthetic of both the wheels and the vehicle as a whole.

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Contact BrakeQuip for stainless steel brake hose

Braided stainless steel brake lines outperform rubber hoses in almost every aspect and here we have highlighted some of the main reasons why people choose to upgrade.

If you are in need of a new brake hose for your vehicle and unsure of which type to buy, please feel free to get in touch with our team of experts. BrakeQuip is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of steel braided brake lines and we demonstrate a wealth of knowledge and experience in this area. Either call us today on 01257 220010 or send a quick message using the online contact form.