Tool review: AGS EZ-Fit Complete Brake Line Replacement Kit

Sept. 14, 2018
This easy-to-use kit can save technicians time and customers money, the reviewer says.

The AGS EZ-Fit Complete Brake Line Replacement Kits are designed to replace steel brake lines in over 100 million GM, Chevy, Ford and Dodge trucks and SUVs. The kits feature high quality machined flares for leak-proof and hassle-free connections, black oxide fittings for improved corrosion protection and NiCopp corrosion-proof tubing. In addition, EZ Bend technology helps make bending, routing and installing easier than pre-bent lines. These application-specific kits come with all the lines needed for a complete job.

The review

To remain competitive, repair shops must offer reasonable pricing and high quality work to attract and retain customers. Mark Paseka, owner of Mark's Transmission & Auto in Muskegon, Michigan, was excited to find that the AGS EZ-Fit Brake Line Replacement Kit allowed him to provide both.

"[The kit] saves a lot of time because there’s no cutting, no flaring,” Paseka says. “The lines are cut to pre-measured lengths to fit particular positions on a vehicle.” 

While he has used similar kits made of different materials in the past, Paseka says he found the EZ-Fit kit to be easier to use by far.

“Stainless steel kits that are similar are all pre-bent,” he says. “But stainless is hard to work with, and you have to un-bend some of the pre-bends to use them, which makes it very difficult and [nearly] impossible to install. I’ve done comparisons with both stainless steel and manufactured my own lines, and this is just far, far faster.”

When it comes to ease of use, Paseka found the EZ-Fit kit to be “dummy-proof.”

“It makes it simple to replace all the brake lines on a vehicle quickly, because you’re not cutting or flaring, you’re just uncoiling and putting it in its position,” he explains.

The kit comes packaged in what Paseka describes as like a pizza-style box. Included inside are the coiled sections of brake line, and a diagram showing where each piece fits on the vehicle. Each section of brake line is clearly labeled to take the guesswork out of installation.

Paseka used the kit on a vehicle that is known for having brake line issues: a Chevrolet Silverado. He describes how the kit can save technicians a headache, and potentially save their customers money.

“Generally, a brake line job for a Silverado would run about $1,000 to put lines on it,” he says. “With these lines, you’re going to [trim] so much time off of the job that you can just about cut that price in half.”

Paseka adds that the nickel-copper brake line kit “covers every line on the vehicle,” so technicians don’t have to order individual pieces.

He notes that the kit is so complete, well-labeled and easy to use that virtually anyone with mechanical skills could use it.

“The non-professional now can go the store and buy this kit, and they can put their own lines on their own vehicle because they don’t have to measure, cut and don’t have to have all the other equipment to go along with it,” Paseka says. He jokes, “I wish I would have thought of it.”

About the Author

David Brierley | Editor | Fleet Maintenance

David Brierley is the editor of Fleet Maintenance magazine.

Brierley’s education and career have been based in the publishing industry. He is an award-winning writer and comes from a background in automotive, trucking, and heavy equipment. Brierley joined the Endeavor Business Media vehicle repair group in 2017 as managing editor for Fleet Maintenance, PTEN, and Professional Distributor magazines, as well as In his current role, he writes for and oversees production of Fleet Maintenance magazine. He has worked in the publishing industry since 2011.

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