Headlights – Eyes of The Car

Tips for Safe Driving - All SeasonsA headlamp fixed usually at the front end of the car is a headlight. Headlights does have a crucial role while driving car as it provides the facility of smooth and perfect drive even at night times. It will lit bright light to illuminate the road allowing driver catch a glimpse of everything on road. A survey by highway administration in US reports that all major accidents, crashes and fatalities tend to occur at night when it’s dark.

Fog – Have Better Focus

Under extreme weather conditions, your car installed with head lights acts vital, specially when in for or snow. Fog lights are recommended for safe journey. Headlights of shorter wavelength are suitable for every normal weather condition. With fog it is not easy to penetrate, hence red or yellow lights are used usually of longer wavelength than the normal headlights. This will throw a beam intense enough to penetrate the fog making driving easier. If the fog is too much, xenon lights are preferred.

Headlight Maintenance – Lower Insurance Premiums

A driver thinks about headlights only when a car in the opposite direction blinds him with it’s dark lights. Keep them in proper condition to help you view the road in all directions and also helps other drivers to see you preventing accidents and car insurance claims. A burnt or broken headlight will often be recognized by cops to stop the vehicles for fines.

Below are few maintenance tips to keep headlights in good condition:

  • Excessive wear. Headlights do wear out over certain period of time and emits less light. When such faded color or off color is found it has to be repaired or replaced. You can have your car’s headlights checked when getting oil changed.
  • Adjusting lights is another scenario where it gets displaced when angled or fitted poorly. Improper adjustments need to be checked regularly in order to have the headlights focused accurately on the road.
  • Dirt or debris built up within the cover of headlights will also make the vision unclear. It prevents from emitting required light and hence less visible. This is very important especially for large vehicles on highways.

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