Tag Archives: brake flares

  • Tips and Tricks to Flare your own brake lines

    The brake system in a modern car is very complex, but when you break it all down they all work the same. The simplest description is that the brake pedal is depressed which compresses a piston in the master cylinder creating hydraulic pressure that sends fluid to each corner of the vehicle and activating the brakes. The system MUST be air tight and free of any contaminates or air bubbles. The sealed connection at each brake fitting is made by tightening a brake line and fitting into an opening that is shaped the opposite of the flare. Once tightened, an air and fluid tight connection is made.  Click Here To Read Full Post...
  • The Easiest Way To Turn Brake Line Fittings- ZWrench Ratcheting Line Wrenches

    We all dread doing brake work on a vehicle that hasn't been apart in many years. It never fails that you have at least one brake fitting that rounds off, or is rusted and takes forever to loosen. It also may be no coincidence that the offending fitting is the one that is in the most awkward position possible!

    Zwrench Ratcheting Line Wrench

    A gem in the Eastwood product line is the new ZWrench Ratcheting Line Wrenches. This set is a time saver and no longer do you need to repeat the process of taking your line wrench off the fitting, rotating the wrench, putting the wrench back on, turn it a quarter turn,etc. We have had great feedback on this new wrench set and many wondered how they lived without it!

    Check out the video we did on these to see it in action and what makes these wrenches so special!

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