When should I replace the brake hoses on my car?

After enquiring about a service for my six-year-old Land Rover Discovery Sport (at 42,000 miles) my local dealer advised that Land Rover recommends changing the brake hoses. The cost was quoted at around £750. Is this necessary for such a young, low-mileage car?
I'm not aware of any scheduled replacement intervals for brake hoses. Usually, you keep them until they show signs of wear or age-related deterioration.

If you suspect the dealer is trying to upsell the annual service with unnecessary work, I'd suggest getting a second opinion. There are lots of excellent independent Land Rover specialists and they will be able to inspect the brake hoses and advise you if the brake hoses need to be replaced or not.
Answered by Dan Powell on

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