My car has power brakes and used to stop on a dime. Recently it takes longer to stop and I really have to put a lot of pressure on the brake pedal to come to a complete stop. What's up with that?


There are quite a few possibilities for this problem. Brake fade is when the brake fluid is contaminated, so it causes a soft brake pedal, air in the lines, leaking master cylinder, frozen or seized caliper pins or piston, worn out pads, and glazed rotors. I recommend having a thorough brake inspection by removing all calipers and inspecting all moving parts of each caliper, if everything looks good, examine the hydraulic part of the system.

Updated on March 26, 2018

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Five Common Brake Problems in Cars
By Eddie Carrara