No, I’m not sure it’s that bad. I think so. How bad is your car? That’s a subject for discussion. You need to talk to a good mechanic about it. It doesn’t matter if your car is still stopping. This problem needs to be fixed as soon as you can.
Another common reason for the brake pedal to go to the floor is when the brake fluid runs out. There’s nothing you can do when you don’t have enough brake fluid to make your brakes work. This is pretty simple to figure out: Under your car, you should be able to see brake fluid if there’s a leak. When it comes to engine oil or anti-freeze, it doesn’t have any color or smell. It has the consistency of vegetable oil.
Having a bad master cylinder could also be the reason why you can’t stop. The master cylinder is where the brake fluid is squeezed. When the brake fluid is under pressure, the brakes are put on the wheels. If your master cylinder doesn’t work right or only works sometimes, you won’t be able to brake as well. if you don’t have that pressure, you might not feel the usual resistance when you press the brake pedal. It might sink all the way to the floor.
It could also be a bad brake booster that is to blame. When you push the brake pedal, the booster takes the force and increases it. It does this by using vacuum pressure to take the force and increase it. It won’t be able to do its job if the booster isn’t working right. Again, if you don’t push on the pedal, it won’t be able to work the brakes and stop the car.
You, the driver, could be to blame for making the brake pedal go all the way to the floor. There is more heat in the brake fluid if you use the brakes more often. People who drive hot cars use brake fluid that is more liquid and less viscous. If it’s too hot outside, Jell-O will start to melt. You can see it go from a thick liquid to a thinner liquid. There is less friction when the brake fluid is hot and thin. It takes more force to get the brake fluid pressurized enough to work the brakes. Your brake system may not be able to produce enough force. So, if your brake pedal often feels squishy and doesn’t work, and you can’t figure out why, look at your driving style. Avoid riding the brakes, and always make sure you remove the parking brake before you start your trip.