More on brake failures

The following images came from a vehicle presented for test recently.

The flexible brake hose had been renewed after it’s last Mot, at that time the presenter had been advised that the brake hose was slightly deteriorated and would need replacing before the next MOT.
This was duly done by a friendly amateur mechanic the vehicle presenter knew. Unfortunately the brake hose was replaced incorrectly and slightly twisted, this lead to the covering “spring” cutting into the rubber hose and exposing the inner core, which was beginning to chafe.On the same vehicle the front brake pads were almost metal to metal on the (worn) brake discs, again leading to a MOT failure of the discs and pads.
If the vehicle had had even basic maintenance checks carried out in the previous 6 months by a competent mechanic both of these faults would have been spotted and rectified at a time the owner would have had more funds rather than just after christmas when we’re all short of cash.


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