If you recently had your brake line or calipers replaced, there are high chances that you introduced air into the braking system. As time passes, the volume of air becomes trapped in the brake lines causing a soft or “mushy” feeling, when putting your foot on the brake pedal. This is not only an inconvenience but also a safety issue, as your brakes may not be able to perform optimally (increasing stopping time significantly). How can you fix this?
Well, this is where “Gravity Bleeding” your brakes might prove handy, which manipulates the tubing to release trapped air bubbles. This remedy is a sure-fire and easy way that can ensure your brakes function perfectly. It can be done within 30 minutes, but you may require a helping hand. Look at this detailed guide below to learn why gravity bleeding is necessary and how to perform the process one step at a time.