Twenty-eight percent of collisions are read-end collisions. Why? Because drivers do not react in time, which may be due to faulty brakes. Some drivers may not recognize the signs of faulty brakes. These can include a squealing sound coming from the wheel or taking longer to stop.
Car crashes can lead to auto insurance claims, which can lead to higher premiums. We'd like to help you keep your insurance premiums lower by helping you prevent wrecks. At the same time, we'd like to help you recognize signs of faulty brakes so you fix the problem and avoid other cars that show the telltale signs.
What are the signs you need new brakes?
- You hear a high-pitched squeal. Brakes on cars have an indicator that emits a sound. That sound is loud enough to hear with closed car windows, provided your stereo isn't loud. So, when you hear that high-pitched squeal from your car, it's time to get the brakes checked. When you hear a high-pitched squeal from another car, stay away from them because they probably have bad brakes.
If you wait too long to have your brakes checked, you will start to hear a sound like metal against metal. It's a grinding sound that once you hear it, you will always recognize it. This is a sound you can hear on your own car or coming from another car. If you wait beyond when you first start hearing this sound, you will not just need new brakes, but you have probably damaged the rotors which can be expensive to repair.
As you can see, our cars tell us they need new brakes through sound. So, get your brakes checked before you need them and find they don't work. At the same time, if you hear those sounds from another car, stay away from that car because it might not be able to stop in time.
Stay road safe. Call Auto Insurance Discounters at (816) 252-2255 for more information on Kansas City auto insurance.