How do I know if I have air in my brake lines?

How to know if you have air in your brake lines

Among some of the things playing a vital role in your vehicle are the brakes. When you want to slow down or make a complete stop, you step on your brake pedals. Faulty brakes can lead to accidents and eventually loss of lives. Well, this happens to every other driver sometimes when you want to slow down or make a stop. You step on the brake pedals and the brake pedal feels very soft and spongy than they usually are. This is a common sign that there is air in your brake lines and it's time you get your car checked by professionals. Let's look at some of the symptoms that indicate your brake lines have air in them.

Symptoms of air in brake lines

  • A spongy feeling of brake pedals when pressed
  • Soft brake pedals than they usually are
  • Bake pedals depressed too much than usual

Driving around with air filed brake lines is very dangerous hence we recommend that you visit us should you notice any of the above symptoms. Let's get to know how air gets into your brake lines.

How air gets into your brake lines

Manufactures improvised modern vehicles and designed them to be airtight. Well, the air still does get in as brake pads need to move while wearing down. To maintain a uniform distance, the brake calipers extend. A void in the hydraulic system is caused by this as the hydraulic pistons also extend. Air is then drawn into the system when they work hard to depress the brake pads. It is this that brings about the soft and spongy effect on the brake pedals. The solution to this is bleeding. Let's see how it can be done.

How to bleed the brakes:

Returning the braking system of your car to look like that of a new one will require the removal of the air. Well, this can be done by several car owners but a good number of people prefer leaving that entirely in the care of certified professionals.

Professional brake bleeding

Under the care of a trained professional, the air in the brake lines will be voided completely in turn ensuring the ability to stop which is the basic safety system function.

If you need brake line repair, we invite you to bring your vehicle into our auto repair shop today!

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