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Why Does My Brake Pedal Feel Spongy?

Why Does My Brake Pedal Feel Spongy?

No matter how savvy a driver you may be, controlling your vehicle without brakes is almost impossible. Spongy brakes, also described as mushy or squishy, should be addressed promptly to avoid catastrophic consequences as you move from one place to another. Below are some of the main reasons why your car's brakes may begin to malfunction or feel spongy. Cylinder Wear If the efficiency of your car's braking apparatus gets compromised, it could be due to a master cylinder malfunction as a result of wear and tear. The cylinder distributes hydraulic pressure, which injects the braking fluid that's essential in bringing your vehicle to a stop. As time passes, its seals may leak or break, forcing you to always press the brake pedal to the floor of the car for it to stop. When this happens, you should consider visiting an auto repair shop for prompt solutions. Brake Line Damage Brake lines can get damaged due to multiple factors, including rust w ... read more