SOFT AND SPONGY BRAKES
The most common causes of soft, spongy brakes are:
- Air in the brake lines - A leak somewhere in the brake system can allow air into the system. Because air compresses, it applies less pressure to the brakes than hydraulic fluid normally does. The result: you need to press your brake pedal further down toward the floor. The solution? One or more Brake Fluid Services may be needed to remediate the issues.
- Brake adjustment problem - Brakes should automatically adjust as they wear down, but this self-adjusting function can fail. The solution? Brake shoe service.
Either way, a Brake Inspection is the first step to making your mushy pedal feel normal again.