Q: Brakes barely work and I have to add brake fluid every morning.

asked by on

I have to push the brake pedal all of the way to the floor to stop. I put brake fluid in this morning, but want to get the problem checked. What's wrong with my car?

I would definitely have a technician from YourMechanic come and do a full brake safety inspection. There is brake fluid leaking somewhere if the pedal goes to the floor. If you look around the car you should see fluid leaking somewhere around the wheels or under the hood. You could have a bad caliper that is leaking fluid.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Brakes barely work and I have to add brake fluid every morning.

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: After disc brake replacement, brakes rattle

Hello. It sounds like it needs new anti-rattle clips. These clips hold the brake pads in place and should be replaced at every brake job. It may also need new caliper slides if they are not tight. It is also...

Q: Q: Car overheating and shutting off

Hello, since the car is overheating, it should not be driven to avoid any further damage to the engine. The first thing that comes to mind is the engine drive belt missing. With the belt missing, the coolant pump is...

Q: Parking Brake suddenly appears on the dashboard while driving

Check if your brake fluid level is full in the brake master cylinder. The light comes on when you fluid gets low enough to turn on the light and as you drive it, the fluid gets hot and expands and...

Related articles

How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.