Monthly Archives: May 2021

What is a Soft Brake Pedal Telling You?

What is a Soft Brake Pedal Telling You?

The brakes on your vehicle are one of the most important safety features found on the road. If you've driven an older vehicle or perhaps one that went without maintenance for some time, you may have noticed the brake pedal softly pressing down rather than an immediate and firm start. Should I Be Worried? Just like with a check engine light, soft brake pads should be an indicator to take your vehicle into an auto repair shop. While at first, the brake pad will simply take longer to activate, over time it could lead to fully losing brakes which puts everyone in a dangerous situation. Well, What's Wrong? Modern brake systems utilize incompressible brake fluid to take the force you apply to the pedal and deliver it to the brakes themselves through a hydraulic system. These lines and tubes, much like any other car part, need to be replaced per manufacturer guidelines. Repair Issues Replacing brake system parts with the same style is a matter of safety as these high pressured h ... read more

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