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Why Are My Brakes Soft?

Helpful information from Wiygul Automative Clinic on what to do in Burke, VA when you realize your brakes feel soft.

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When your brake pedal feels soft or spongy, you need professional brake service in Burke, VA right away. Here are some of the common reasons why your brakes may be soft in Burke, VA and recommended auto service resolutions you can find at your local auto service center, Wiygul Automative Clinic:

  • Check your brake fluid level. If it's low, top it off with the appropriate brake fluid using the indicated mark on the side of the reservoir.
  • If the pedal sinks to the floor when your vehicle is stationary, your master cylinder may be defective. Contact your local automotive experts at Wiygul Automative Clinic.
  • Damaged or completely worn brake pads can cause a variety of symptoms while you drive and as you idle.
  • The only known way to remove air from the brake system is by bleeding the brakes. If the brake fluid is not bled correctly, there is trapped air in the hydraulic brake system, or the master cylinder has internal hydraulic leakage, plan to replace your master cylinder. A correct brake system bleeding performed by a qualified ASE-certified Wiygul Automative Clinic mechanic assures your brakes are firm and best able to respond to your commands.

When your brake pedal feels soft, sinks toward the floorboard, or feels spongy, get your vehicle’s braking system inspected immediately. This is one issue we know can impede your ability to properly respond to road obstacles and deteriorating road conditions, leading to unsafe driving conditions.

Once the air is bled from your brake system ask your mechanic to check all the lines and fittings for fluid leakage. Once you get a clean bill of health, replace your brake fluid and trust your Wiygul Automative Clinic ASE-certified mechanic has completed a thorough, professional service of your brake system.

Wiygul Automative Clinic is your local, reputable service station that offers you a free brake inspection. With state-of-the-art computerized diagnostic equipment and the latest in manufacturer training, our ASE-certified mechanics are here to provide you with accurate brake diagnostics and the one solution you need to correctly repair your soft brakes and get you safely back on the road in no time.

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Clinton, Maryland 20735

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Fort Washington, Maryland 20744

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Herndon, Virginia 20170

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