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A brake line is a part of the brake system of a vehicle. The brake line keeps the brake system lubricated with brake fluid so that all parts of the system are able to move and operate correctly. Finding a brake line is easy by going to an auto parts store. Brake line comes in pieces of metal tubing that are two, four, and even six feet in length. Installing the brake line requires cutting, flaring, and bending the line to fit properly underneath the vehicle.
Keeping the brakes lubricated is an important part of the job of a brake line. The brake line takes fluid from the master cylinder and distributes it among the different brake lines. Some fluid will go to the rear brake line system and the rest of the fluid will go through to the front brake line system. Both are controlled by the master cylinder. The master cylinder has two chambers; one to hold the fluid for the front brakes, and one to hold the fluid for the rear brakes. The brake line distributes fluid from the master cylinder to each wheel so that the brakes are properly lubricated; this allows the brake system to function properly.
brake lines come in sections measured in feet and are available in different diameters. Some are one quarter inch brake line and others can be five eighths of an inch in diameter. Brake line diameters depend on the vehicle that it is going under. Heavy duty trucks and vans use larger diameter brake line than most passenger vehicles. Brake line is available in long sections that must be adapted to fit the vehicle.