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Why Does My Brake Pedal Feel Mushy?

Why Does My Brake Pedal Feel Mushy?

Brakes are a critical safety component because they help you control vehicle speed and stop your vehicle when needed. You simply cannot operate a car without functioning brakes. A common problem that drivers face when it comes to brakes is soft or mushy brake pedals. When this happens, stopping your car may be a problem, making driving very dangerous. Below are some reasons why brakes can get spongy: Damaged Brake Lines Brakes lines are susceptible to rust. Moisture and salt can collect in certain areas and weaken your brake lines when you drive. As a result, you may experience leaks that cause spongy brake pedals. Old or Low Brake Fluid Brake fluid is necessary to convert the pressure applied to the brake pedals into stopping power. As previously mentioned, a loss in the brake fluid can cause mushy brakes. However, old and contaminated DOT fluid can also cause the same feeling. Fluid maintenance is necessary for this particular reason so that your brake fluid remains effective at ... read more

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