When it comes to your car or truck’s brake or fuel system, spotting and preventing problems early is the name of the game. The good news is, there are some things to look for that can offer clues to the condition of a tube, hose, or fitting—giving you precious time to remedy an issue before it potentially becomes catastrophic.

As the name implies, the folks over at Classic Tube have spent countless hours inspecting, assessing, and repairing brake and fuel systems, so they’ve got a wealth of tips and techniques to share with you on that topic.

Rusted and Corroded Brake Line on a Car
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Give this quick video a watch. It’ll show you some warning signs to check for next time you’re working around your vehicle’s fuel or brake system. These are easy things to spot too, so it’s a smart idea to get into the habit of looking for them when, say, you’re doing an oil change or rotating tires—and they could help you prevent big issues in the future.

And if you do happen to notice anything awry, the Classic Tube catalog is packed with replacement direct-fit brake lines, fuel lines, fittings, and installation tools to help you address it.

Check out the video below and you’ll see what we mean: