Why Does My Brake Pedal Feel Spongy?

Your brakes could feel spongy for a number of reasons, or the brake pedal could move closer to the floor than usual. If you encounter one of these circumstances, make sure to have your car checked out right away by a dependable technician. Remember safety comes first.

The Causes of a Spongy Brake Pedal

There are a few different reasons why your brake pedal might feel spongy. Read on for some of the most common ones:

Low or Outdated Brake Fluid

The main component required to stop your car is brake fluid. But over time, brake fluid can deteriorate exactly like brake pads. Poor braking performance may therefore be brought on by aged brake fluid.

It's also possible that you have a leak, which would make your fluid level low. In either case, have it examined!

Brake Lines With Air

One of the most frequent reasons for spongy brakes is this. The system becomes out of balance as a result of unevenly distributed hydraulic air pressure, which leads to a problem with soft brake pedaling. Low brake fluid or a leaky brake line are additional causes of air in brake lines.

Engine Wear

It's possible that the master cylinder is broken if your braking system isn't performing as well as it once did. Its function is to distribute hydraulic pressure, which in turn distributes brake fluid where it is required to stop your car. There may be an issue with the master cylinder if you have to press the brake pedal all the way to the floor to stop the car.

Broken Brake Lines

Rust, which is brought on by moisture and salt from the road, is one of the biggest threats to your brake line. These components have the potential to cause brake lines to leak, deteriorate, and ultimately break. Your brake lines may become brittle, distort, or collapse if your car has been in a collision due to the collision's damage.


If you need your brakes repaired, we invite you to bring your vehicle into our auto repair shop today!

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