Headlights are considered to be one of the most important safety features in your car yet they are not considered to be one of its strongest selling points. Front lights are especially designed to ensure that the driver can see and be seen by others as well. Keep in mind, though, that they only work as intended if they are properly maintained.
Maintaining your headlight is not difficult to do. Follow the tips below to keep your headlights clear and make the road safer for you, your passengers and other drivers on the road.
Clean dirty headlights. This is especially important as night vision is greatly reduced by dirty headlights. If you can’t see other drivers or pedestrians or vice versa, your chances of getting into an accident will increase greatly.
So, next time you fill up your gas tank, we recommend giving your headlights a thorough cleaning.
A large part of headlight maintenance is the ability to catch headlight issues. However, these issues are not easy to catch when you’re driving. They may seem pretty straightforward, but you’ll actually be surprised to see the number of car’s with headlight issues on the road.
Our advice: Make sure to have your headlights checked every time you have an oil change. By having your headlights regularly checked, you can prevent unsafe driving, something we all can appreciate.
Most drivers think that as long as their headlights power on when they need them, they’re in good shape. Big mistake! Your headlights may work, but are they bright enough to allow you to see during bad weather?
Park your car at least 5 feet from your garage door or a building wall. Turn the headlights on. If the headlights are nice and bright white, then you’re good. But if they seem dim or yellow, then you may be due for a replacement.