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192 Reviews

Aar Servicing And Accident Repair Group

Garage in Birmingham, 7 years of experience

I studied at City College in Birmingham and received my City & Guilds up to level 3 qualifications, after gaining my qualifications I have worked in the family business called AAR Servicing And Accident Repa...



58 Reviews

Platinum Vehicle Services Ltd

Garage serving Birmingham, 10 years of experience

I started out working at the garage where I did my apprenticeship, and eventually climbed the ladder to a management position. I am also currently doing subcontracting jobs and MOT testing. I am also running...


20th June 2015
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MARTIN, Birmingham

Ford Transit • Engine Warning Light Inspection


113 Reviews

Premier Vehicle Services

Mobile mechanic serving Birmingham, 45 years of experience

John owns and runs Premier Vehicle Services. Prior to that began his mechanic career with an apprenticeship in 1970 with a garage in Repton and spent a number of years there before moving on. He worked with ...


2nd September 2017

RICHARD, LONG WHATTON

LDV Maxus • General Diagnostic


203 Reviews

ICH Auto Services Ltd

Garage serving Birmingham, 22 years of experience

Hi, my name is Darren Branch. I have been working on cars most of my life, with 21 years worth of PROFESSIONAL experience. I have long realised that it is not the actual garage that you should be putting yo...



122 Reviews

P J MOTORS

Garage in Hednesford, 20 years of experience

A served mechanic with a background in main-dealerships. 13 years with Ford and an MOT tester for 10 years. Working on all makes and models over the 20 years in the trade.



24 Reviews

Auto-line Recovery And Repairs

Garage in Shardlow, 9 years of experience

I began my career with TCH in Derby who were a Ford main dealer were I was for around 5 years. I moved to work with ESP Servicing in Nottingham for 18 months before moving to KAM Servicing for a further 18 m...


9th November 2018

TAMMY, ASHBY-DE-LA-ZOUCH

BMW 5 Series • Brake hose replacement - rear (one)


15 Reviews

D R Automotive Ltd

Garage in Stone, 35 years of experience

D.R. Automotive brings together the combined experience of brothers Dave and Dec Roberts who have a solid 35-year track record of working within the vehicle repair and servicing industry.They established D.R...



174 Reviews

Hometune

Mobile mechanic in Loppington, 31 years of experience

Hometune was originally established in 1968 as the first mobile car engine tuning company in the UK. Originally a franchise with over 150 vans nationwide, we have been owned and run by such companies as Maz...


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What is a brake hose on a car?

A brake hose is a flexible rubber hose that connects the brake calipers to the brake lines that are held in place on the car’s body. The reason for using hoses at this point is due the brake caliper being attached to the wheel and therefore is required to move with suspension and steering requirements.

What does a brake hose replacement involve?

  • Mechanic will inspect the brake system.
  • Mechanic will establish which brake hose needs to be replaced.
  • Mechanic will replace the damaged brake hose.
  • Mechanic will renew the brake fluid.
  • Mechanic will bleed the brake system.
  • Mechanic will inspect the brake system and will, if deemed safe, test drive the car.

Can you replace brake hoses by yourself?

Unless you are a qualified mechanic with the required skills, training and equipment to do the job, we strongly recommend a brake hose replacement is only carried out by a professional mechanic. ClickMechanic can help get you a vetted and local mechanic to carry out the work. Just enter your postcode and your car's registration number at the top of this page and select the work needed to get an instant fixed price up front.

What are the signs of a bad brake hose?

  • If you have been advised that there is weakness or damage picked up from an MOT or service
  • If you have an obvious leak of fluid from the hose or its unions

Please note, if you experience any untoward characteristics in your braking, book a diagnostic inspection immediately and do not drive the vehicle

How long does it take to change brake pipes?

A brake hose replacement usually takes around 1.5 hours, but can take less or more time. Ultimately, the time that the job will take will depend on a number of factors, like your vehicle's make and model, year, as well as other factors. Select your car at the top of this page for information on job time and cost for your vehicle through ClickMechanic.

How often should you replace brake hoses?

We would recommend that the brake hoses are replaced when a vehicle is 15 years old as part of any preventative maintenance plan. It doesn’t happen very often, however as the vehicle gets older and the miles add up then the risk of cuts and perishing are increased.

When should you replace brake hoses?

If you have any kind of damage or perishing of the brake hose itself, or the ferrules have become excessively corroded then replacement needs to be carried out straight away.

How can I extend the life of my brake hoses?

There isn’t really a great deal you can do to extend the life of the hoses other than to give them a good wash down with a pressure washer occasionally.

Can you still drive with worn brake hoses?

If you suspect there is any issue with your brake hoses or there are concerns about its age or condition, book an inspection with a professional mechanic immediate effect. Driving with worn brake hoses can impair brake performance and safety, and can be lethal.

Is a corroded brake pipe or brake line dangerous?

Yes, corroded brake pipes or brake lines can be dangerous, hence they are often flagged as an MOT failure. The deterioration can lead to much reduced braking capability hence it is important to get it addressed immediately. If there are any concerns about the brake pipes or their condition or age or you experience any untoward characteristics in your braking, book a diagnostic inspection immediately and do not drive the vehicle.

How long do brake pipes last?

The brake pipes are made of either steel or copper and are bent around the various aspects of the vehicle's body. Over time, however, they can deteriote and corrode. Hence, how long brake pipes last will depend on a number of factors.

Can you replace a section of brake line?

It is advisable to replace brake lines as per the manufacturer's service guidance with recommended parts. As the brake lines are of course a safety critical part it is not something to put off or try to save on. If you suspect you may need a brake line replacement, a mechanic can check and advice and suggest on next steps.

Are worn brake hoses an MOT failure?

Yes, a car can fail its MOT if the brake hoses are worn, for example if they are excessively damaged, chafed, twisted, stretched or are bulging under pressure.

Is the brake hose checked during an MOT test?

Yes, the brake hoses are checked during an MOT test. As the braking system is a crucial aspect of the overall safety of the vehicle, the MOT tester will inspect every component of the braking system including brake hoses.

A brake hose which is damaged or worn out severely enough to expose the reinforcement will result in a fail. If it is slightly damaged, it can be a minor fault but if it is excessively corroded or chafed, then it will result in a major fail.

What causes a brake hose to break or get damaged?

As brake hoses are constantly exposed to external factors such as moisture, heat and debris, they can naturally deteriorate over time. For example, if a car is not driven for a long time and is left exposed to environmental factors, the brake hose can get corroded. A brake fluid leak in the hose can also cause the hose to rupture.

What is the average lifespan of a brake hose?

On average, rubber brake hoses last about 5 years but depending on driving habits and quality of the brake hose it can last upto 15 years or more. Steel brake hoses may need to be replaced more frequently.

Do brake hoses deteriorate with age?

Yes, they can. Over time, the materials in brake hoses can deteriorate due to exposure to moisture, heat, debris, and road salt which can cause them to leak or fail.

Can Birmingham garages offer home collection and delivery for brake hose replacement?

Yes, many garages in Birmingham are able to offer collection and delivery for a brake hose replacement. With ClickMechanic collection & delivery is free if your vehicle is drivable. Once booked a mechanic will pick up the vehicle on the day and time of your choice, do the work, and return the vehicle at a time convenient to you. Simply enter your vehicle registration number and postcode to get an upfront price for a brake hose replacement in Birmingham.

Can Birmingham mobile mechanics do brake hose replacement at my home or office?

Yes, Birmingham mobile mechanics can do a brake hose replacement at your home or office, provided there is a safe and sufficient space to conduct the repair or replacement. With ClickMechanic, once booked for a date and time of your choice, your booking will be offered to vetted mobile mechanics in your area.

How much does a Brake Hose replacement cost in Birmingham?

The average cost of a Brake Hose replacement in Birmingham is on average between £84 and £102. Ultimately the cost for a Brake Hose replacement in Birmingham depends on the make and model of your car. Check out the ClickMechanic price below, and find out what you'd pay at a franchise dealer in Birmingham. We use industry standard data & millions of data points so you know what you should be paying.

We have quotes for the top 48 manufacturers.

Name ClickMechanic Click Mechanic average Franchise dealer estimate

Alfa Romeo

£103 £203 - £216 Get exact price

Audi

£84 £124 - £184 Get exact price

Austin

£68 £121 - £127 Get exact price

BMW

£98 £136 - £219 Get exact price

Chevrolet

£86 £125 - £170 Get exact price

Chrysler

£114 £144 - £208 Get exact price

Citroen

£84 £149 - £168 Get exact price

Dacia

£115 £202 - £202 Get exact price

Daewoo

£65 £110 - £122 Get exact price

Daihatsu

£89 £136 - £167 Get exact price

Dodge

£89 £169 - £179 Get exact price

Fiat

£74 £126 - £168 Get exact price

Ford

£78 £137 - £167 Get exact price

Honda

£100 £154 - £196 Get exact price

Hyundai

£96 £135 - £198 Get exact price

Infiniti

£115 £170 - £170 Get exact price

Isuzu

£90 £178 - £187 Get exact price

Iveco

£145 £272 - £272 Get exact price

Jaguar

£124 £189 - £252 Get exact price

Jeep

£99 £136 - £208 Get exact price

Kia

£94 £149 - £196 Get exact price

Land Rover

£101 £149 - £213 Get exact price

LDV

£102 £194 - £210 Get exact price

Lexus

£101 £169 - £219 Get exact price

Maserati

£122 £260 - £260 Get exact price

Mazda

£104 £160 - £212 Get exact price

Mercedes-Benz

£98 £158 - £230 Get exact price

MG

£89 £150 - £179 Get exact price

MINI

£97 £163 - £199 Get exact price

Mitsubishi

£90 £157 - £196 Get exact price

Nissan

£91 £139 - £189 Get exact price

Perodua

£66 £117 - £118 Get exact price

Peugeot

£85 £147 - £189 Get exact price

Porsche

£111 £211 - £234 Get exact price

Proton

£119 £255 - £255 Get exact price

Renault

£86 £158 - £185 Get exact price

Rover

£98 £144 - £191 Get exact price

Saab

£77 £138 - £157 Get exact price

SEAT

£87 £127 - £188 Get exact price

Skoda

£83 £151 - £165 Get exact price

Smart

£76 £130 - £170 Get exact price

Subaru

£102 £163 - £191 Get exact price

Suzuki

£90 £153 - £188 Get exact price

Toyota

£84 £146 - £178 Get exact price

Vauxhall

£93 £147 - £193 Get exact price

Volkswagen

£77 £124 - £161 Get exact price

Volvo

£62 £87 - £148 Get exact price

Yugo

£62 £111 - £115 Get exact price

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  • Pontiac
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  • DS
  • Mitsubishi Fuso
  • Moskvich
  • Bentley
  • Cadillac
  • Ford US
  • Aixam
  • Daimler
  • FSO
  • Maybach
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Santana
  • Tata
  • Great Wall
  • Piaggio
  • Aston Martin
  • Lada
  • Lancia
  • Lotus
  • Ssangyong
  • London Taxi's International

Estimates on repair costs, such as the above results for a brake hose replacement, are created by combining data from multiple third-party sources. The actual cost of using your local repair providers may be outside of the estimated range. We provide estimates on repair costs for information only and accept no liability for any inaccuracies or errors. If you think an estimate is incorrect, please contact us to let us know.

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Recent Brake Hose replacement quotes in Birmingham

These recent quotes were taken from our quote engine which uses third-party industry standard data on repair times, along with a live parts retailer, and a regional labour rate to build an accurate free quote. We are constantly improving our quote engine, so please let us know if a price seems incorrect.

£148.08

Brake pipe replacement - front (driver side)

Ford Fiesta
Sutton Coldfield
£146.71

Brake pipe replacement - rear (passenger side)

Volkswagen Polo
Oldbury
£111.09

Brake hose replacement - rear (passenger side)

Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Birmingham
£161.65

Brake pipe replacement - rear (driver side)

Toyota Avensis
Birmingham