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Why Does My Brake Pedal Feel Spongy?

Why Does My Brake Pedal Feel Spongy?

Your car's braking system is a crucial safety feature. Like any other braking problem, soft brake pedals mean that stopping your car will require more effort than normal. This can be quite alarming, especially when the pedals become squishy all of a sudden, without prior warning. In most cases, spongy pedals indicate a problem with the brake fluid and can cause serious trouble if not addressed immediately. Here are some of the common causes of spongy brake pedals: Air in the System One of the most common causes of mushy brake pedals is air in the brake lines. If air leaks into the brake lines, it interferes with the free flow of the brake fluid resulting in a spongy brake pedal. Bleeding your brakes would be a great way to eliminate the air and introduce a new, clean and fresh fluid. The clean fluid preserves and protects the other components of the braking system, including the ABS and master cylinder guaranteeing long, reliable operations. Damaged Brake Lines ... read more

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