Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: My brakes like skipped or jumped and I almost hit the curb.

asked by on

I was pulling into autozone and I pressed on my brakes and they didn't work then I slammed on them and they worked and jumped or skipped and the abs light came on and it said service brake alert, what should I do?

My car has 91000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello. There can be a hydraulic issue with the master cylinder, ABS pump, or even a brake fluid leak anywhere in the system. This is a safety issue and you should have a certified technician inspect the ABS system as soon as possible so that this can be repaired correctly.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

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: Sometimes i can turn my key all the way and it'll start the car. Other times it wont. Despite that, the key is locked in my igniti

Hello. This is a very common problem on this vehicle. It is almost always a failing ignition switch. The switch fails and causes the key lock cylinder to hang up and not turn right. I usually remove the key lock...

Q: Chrysler 300 2005 abs not working. Code c2116. Does this mean my abs pump is dead for sure? Or could it be abs sensors.

Hi there. Take a digital volt meter and check the voltage on the harness to the ABS control motor. There should be a battery voltage present. If the voltage is low, then there is a break in the wiring from...

Q: What does the Master warning light on the dash mean?

The Master Warning Light is usually accompanied by another warning light, and indicates that one or more warning systems have been detected. The Master Warning Light ranges in its levels of significance and severity. It is important to check your...

Related articles

Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
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...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.