Why Do I Have Spongy Brake Pedals?

If your vehicle's brake pedals feel spongy or fall too low, it is wise that you bring it to a certified mechanic. At our professional auto repair shop, we can inspect your vehicle's braking system to determine the root cause of the issue. Below are several reasons why drivers might experience spongy brakes.

Air Escaped Into Braking System

If you know a thing or two about hydraulic braking systems, the air is its worse enemy. When we find air in the brake lines, the only simple solution is to remove it. This process is done by bleeding the brakes. Sometimes, this problem is caused by poor brake work or weakened brake components. After we bleed the brakes, we can top your car off with clean brake fluid.

Old Brake Fluid

Old and contaminated brake fluid can also cause your brake pedals to feel off. Just like all your other car fluids, brake fluid isn't meant to last forever. Depending on what is specified in your car manual, brake fluid can last anywhere between 25,000 to 100,000 miles. However, if there is a leak within the system, you must have it fixed and changed right away.

Broken Master Cylinder 

There are seals throughout the master cylinder that keep the brake system tight and closed. However, rust and leaks can corrupt the master cylinder and prevent everything from working properly. Therefore, a leaky master cylinder can cause spongy brakes. 

If you are experiencing spongy brakes, do not stress. Bring your vehicle to the brake experts at Premier West Gears for superior brake service and repairs. We use high-quality parts and equipment at our facility so that you can drive off confidently and safely. Please give us a call or visit soon!

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