Why Does My Brake Pedal Feel Spongy?

Have you ever pressed your brake pedal, and it feels spongy instead of responding immediately? This can be extremely dangerous as it takes longer to slow down or stop the car. In this blog post, we'll discuss why your brake pedal might feel spongy.

1. There could be a problem with the brake lines

If the problem is with the brake lines, it's usually because of a leak. This can be caused by a hole in the line or a loose connection. If the problem is not fixed, it could lead to brake failure.

2. There could be a problem with the brakes themselves

Another reason your brake pedal might feel spongy is that it is a problem with the brakes themselves. This could be caused by a variety of things, such as worn out brake pads or a caliper that is not functioning properly.

3. There could be a problem with the power booster

The power booster is what helps you brake with less effort. If there is a problem with the power booster, it can cause the brake pedal to feel spongy. This is usually caused by a leak in the power booster.

4. There could be air in the braking system

If there is air in the braking system, it can cause the brake pedal to feel spongy. This is because air is compressible and does not transfer force as well as fluid. If you suspect that there is air in the braking system, it's important to have it checked out by a professional as soon as possible.

5. There could be a problem with the master cylinder

The master cylinder is what provides the hydraulic pressure for the braking system. If there is a problem with the master cylinder, it can cause the brake pedal to feel spongy. This is usually caused by a leak in the master cylinder.

If you're experiencing any of these problems, it's important to have your car checked out by a professional as soon as possible. Driving with a spongy brake pedal can be extremely dangerous and could lead to an accident. We invite you to Cornerstone Automotive today! Please give us a call or fill out our online form to schedule your next brake service.