Signs You Need Your Brakes Checked

Whether you travel in the Green Valley, AZ area or anywhere else in the country, your brakes are one of the most important parts of a safe trip.  You do not want to be driving along and suddenly need to stop to realize your brakes are not working properly.  It’s best to have them checked with your regular vehicle maintenance, but sometimes that is not enough.  You need to be aware of warning signs that there may be a problem with your brakes.  Here are some signs that your brakes need to be checked.

  • Obvious signs are the brake warning light on the dashboard or your vehicle taking longer than normal to stop.
  • Brake pads have sensors that will squeal when the brake pad gets low, and if you let them go, you will then start to hear a grinding noise.  Grinding means the pad is gone and it’s metal on metal.
  • If your vehicle pulls hard to the right or left when stopping, then it could mean a caliper is stuck, and it causes it to pull to one side.  It could be other issues, like an unevenly worn tire, poor alignment, or another issue, but it’s a sign to have your car checked.
  • When making an emergency stop with antilock brakes, the pedal pulses, and if this happens during regular stopping there could be a problem with the rotors.
  • A mush pedal, meaning it goes close to the floor before engaging, there could be a problem with the pads or hydraulics.

Insurance Center of Green Valley

At the Insurance Center of Green Valley in the Green Valley, AZ area, we care as much about your safety as making sure you have the right amount of auto insurance coverage for your unique needs.

The Best Home Insurance Additions

Home insurance is not a one size fits all approach. Everyone uses a different kind of insurance as everyone has different personal and financial needs. When living in Green Valley, AZ, you can depend on the Insurance Center of Green Valley for your particular home owner’s needs. That is why you need to consider these particular insurance additions. 

Valuable Item Insurance

Your home owners insurance projects the home. In the event of a break in your coverage may not extend to what is stolen. So, if you have valuable china smashed up or the thief made off with your entertainment system, valuable item insurance coverage may be a desirable addition to consider. 

Personal Umbrella Insurance

Say someone is attempting to solicit something at your front door. You don’t answer but they slip and fall, injuring themselves as they turn to walk away. Realistically it is their fault, they shouldn’t be on the property and you have no true legal responsibility to the matter. The problem arises if they attempt to sue you. Yes, you’ll likely win, but you’ll also need to pay for an attorney, which is money you are out of. A personal umbrella policy protects you in this case and can cover these kinds of legal situations. 

Flooding Insurance

During the monsoon season around Green Valley, if you live in an area of heavy flooding, you might want to look into flood insurance as the ground simply is not able to absorb this kind of rainfall. 

There are several different insurance options available when protecting your home investment. Depending on what you are in need of these insurance options may change. At Insurance Center of Green Valley, AZ, you can find an assortment of insurance additions to consider. With a team of professionals at your side, we can help identify possible insurance coverage options that will better protect your property in the amount of money you can afford.