How many brake hoses does a car have?

The mechanic told me that I needed to have my brake hose replaced and gave me a quote of $150. I picked my car up today, and the bill was for a little over $600! They said that $150 was the cost per hose. How many brake hoses does a car have?

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The average car has a total of four brake hoses. It sounds like your mechanic should have explained things a little better from the get-go since you were expecting a much lower bill.
Most of the time, brake lines are replaced in pairs, so the estimate should have been around $300. If they replaced all four, then $600 does sound about right. I would get a receipt of the work to ensure that the mechanic replaced all four lines.
Look on the bright side: Brake lines are essential, so at least you have that part of your car maintenance out of the way!
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Shannon Martin
Answered on Nov 05, 2021
Shannon is an expert in personal lines liability insurance with 13 + years of insurance industry experience. She also served as a special insurance liaison to AARP members for 6 of those years. She is a graduate of UL Lafayette and currently resides in NY with her family. Shannon is also an amateur juggler, ukulele player, and is a time travel paradox theory enthusiast.
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