The braking system is made up of a circuit of hydraulic pipes that connect each wheel’s brakes to a master cylinder. The brake pedal controls the system, while the brake booster increases the pressure in the pipes so you can stop safely and effectively.
A soft or spongy brake pedal and irregular braking can be caused by leaking brake fluid or a master cylinder failure. When the brake fluid reservoir is empty, you will not be able to stop the vehicle with the brake pedal and will have to use the hand brake. A certified NAPA AUTOPRO technician will be able to find and fix the problem.
Automotive manufacturers recommend replacing brake fluid regularly, as humidity and corrosion cause it to become less effective over time. Your certified NAPA AUTOPRO technician will be able to add the proper type of brake fluid to get your braking system working safely again.