Brakes: What You Should Know About Soft Pedals

Brake pedals wear out over time. They are one of the most heavily-used components in a car. Sometimes a brake pedal will feel soft or spongy. This could be from a variety of conditions.

The brake line could be losing brake fluid. Brake fluid is responsible for the hydraulic pressure. If the brake begins to lose its firmness, it might be losing pressure. Brake lines can crack and corrode over time. You might be able to see the leaking underneath the car. It’s a good idea to have it inspected as soon as possible.

Another possible reason for soft brakes is the master cylinder needs replacing. The master cylinder is a major component of the braking system. When it becomes worn, it leaks brake fluid. Again, this leaking causes loss of pressure in the brake line, and you will notice the brake pedal getting softer. Brake pedals, brake lines, and all the parts of the braking system wear out. Contact our service department here at Honda of Serramonte and make an appointment to have your vehicle inspected today.