How-To Tuesday: Brake Line Replacement
Not that the obvious needs to be stated, but since I’ve set myself up for it, braking in your Corvette is important. Braking is arguably the most important aspect to driving. Clearly if the engine doesn’t turn over, you aren’t going anywhere. But once you’re moving, stopping may become the next most important thing. The stars of the brake system are the rotors and brake caliper covers, they are the easiest to be seen. But without brake fluid, your rotors and caliper covers are just a snazzy show.
Brake fluid and brake lines are the life blood and vascular system to your brakes. There is no stopping without these two important pieces. Even with the C6 and C7, you shouldn’t overlook these systems just because you’re driving a newer car, particularly if you drive the car hard or, even more importantly, on the track.
This week’s How-To Tuesday article goes into the details of replacement brake lines for your C6 or C7 Corvette. You’ll be able to follow the step-by-step directions in the article that will allow you to DIY your way to new brake lines on your Corvette. I’m not saying that you need new tires and rotors and everything, so don’t take this article to your significant other and use this as bait to hit the upgrade button and start swiping the credit card!
In the end, brake lines are obviously not exciting and I’m sure that you would rather spend your money on another part of your Corvette, but they are vital and they should not be overlooked. So if you have never spent time on the brake lines, maybe it’s time to bite the bullet and take care of them.