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Understanding the Lights on your Vehicle

by | Nov 17, 2017 | General Car Maintenance, Headlights and Tail Lights, Lights, Safe Driving

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Having a vehicle means you should keep it in the best condition possible when you own it. You should make sure that you take your vehicle in for regular maintenance inspections. If you are not sure how often to bring your vehicle in, make sure to contact us and we can advise you on the schedule.


One area to check are the lights. The headlights are important because they allow you to see the road ahead of you when you drive. They also illuminate an area so you are able to see if any animals, people, or objects are on the road. The headlights and taillights are important because it also ensures that other drivers see you as well, especially if there is reduced visibility.

You must make sure that both the low and high beams are properly working. Headlamps you should be regularly check to see your way, and not blind the oncoming drivers. The headlight lenses must be kept clean because of the time and the abrasion from road a dirt layer can form on the lenses.

The second most important part of the lighting are the fog lights. The majority of drivers do not know when to use these special lights. You can use them when the fog is dense, the headlights aren’t sufficient to ensure the appropriate visibility. In this case, the headlight’s light is reflected back to the driver’s eyes, which makes the situation even worse. In such a case, the driver should turn off the head lights and turn on the fog lights.

The turn signals and brake lights are to let drivers behind know you are turning or stopping, or at least slowing down. The turn signals can help that the other motorists will know if you want to change lanes, or if you want to turn. If you do not show your intention in time, you can surprise other drivers, which can easily lead to an accident. After you turned or finished the lane change, it is important to turn off the turn signals. If you don’t do it, the flashing signal can be annoying to other motorists and threatens the safe traffic.
Make sure your vehicle is in the best condition possible by bringing it in so we can inspect it for you. This can help you save time, money, and stress in the long run.