When Do I Need a Brake Master Cylinder Replacement?

The brake master cylinder is a vital component in the brake system which uses a piston to pressurize fluid in the brake lines to each wheel cylinder when you press down on the brake pedal. The pressure will move the pistons, forcing the brake pads or shoes to squeeze against the rotors to slow and stop your vehicle. A typical sign that you may have an issue with the brake master cylinder is if it takes longer for your to brake than normal. If you do have a brake master cylinder problem, it is important to have this issue looked at right away. 

Any type of brake issue needs to be addressed quickly, because a faulty brake system can put your safety on the road at risk. When you come into GIA Service Center for a brake inspection, we will look at every component to ensure proper function and good condition. Here are some of the most common signs that can indicate it is time to replace your brake master cylinder: 

  • Brake fluid leak
  • A spongy or low hanging brake pedal
  • Discolored or dirty looking brake fluid
  • The brake system warning light has turned on
  • Brakes aren't as effective as they used to be and it takes longer to slow or stop

As soon as you notice any of the symptoms above or any type of brake issue, don't heistate to give us a call here at GIA Service Center. Driving with bad brakes is never a good idea and you can trust that our experts will quickly get to the bottom of your issue and ensure that you get back on the road with a safe vehicle.