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Wondering what that squealing sound is coming from your tires? Perhaps you are concerned because it seems it takes longer for your car to come to a full stop. These are key signs to pay attention to because they signal a need to get your brakes inspected. Not only does this keep you and your family safe on the road, but good maintenance can help to keep claims against your auto insurance policy low, making car insurance more affordable.

If you notice these signs, get your brakes inspected right away. That can help to keep you and your family safe on the road.

  1. You hear strange noises coming from your tires. Generally, this will be a screeching sound, a clicking noise or a grinding. When that happens, especially when you touch the brakes, it means they need attention.

  2. Vibration in the pedal when you touch it to stop also signals a need for an inspection and possible brake replacement. You may feel it pulse under your foot, even when road conditions are just fine.

  3. You feel your vehicle pulling to one side when driving. When this happens, it could mean one side of your brakes is more damaged and in need of replacement or repair.

  4. Does the pedal feel hard? That is, when you need to step on the brake, do you need to use a lot of pressure to get it to stop or more pressure than you have needed to use in the past?

  5. Check your dashboard. Many vehicles today have a brake light that will come on to indicate you need brake attention. Don't put off this warning because it generally occurs when a failure in the brakes is possible.

Taking care of your vehicle is essential for keeping your family safe. When the brakes are operating properly, your vehicle is less likely to be at risk of an accident, which keeps your car insurance costs low. And, auto insurance policies often require that you maintain proper maintenance on your vehicle. Check your owner's manual to know how frequently your brakes should be inspected and replaced. Let your mechanic help keep your family safe.

We’ll help keep you safe on the road. Call Insurance Planning Service at (734) 421-9900 for more information on Michigan auto insurance.

Posted 2:05 PM

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