When we talk about visibility,
you need to start with the headlights. Make sure that they work on both
high beam and low beam. And remember to use your low beams when it is
foggy outside. Using your high beams only makes the glare worse.
them clean too. If the headlight lenses are even a little bit dirty,
that can reduce your light output a lot!
Also, make sure that they are
aimed properly, because if they are off even a little bit, it can affect
how well you can see.
The windshield and wipers are
the next things to check. Change the wiper blades once a year, because
there is nothing worse than bad blades when it's raining outside.
And make sure that you have
plenty of washer fluid.
Also, there are products such
as Aquapel that can be applied to all of the glass on your car. Once
applied, most water drops will run right off of the glass, and frost has
a harder time forming on the glass, and that greatly improves
Then clean the inside of your
windows, especially if you are a smoker. You would be surprised at the
amount of dirt that comes off, and how much better you will see.
Check to see if your rear view
mirror has a setting for nighttime driving also. If you flip the lever,
you can avoid headlight glare from cars behind you as well.
And check the defroster. Make
sure that the blower works, and that there is plenty of heat to defrost
the windows so you can see.
Even though we have nice
weather right now, the snow is coming. Make sure that you clear your
windows of snow and frost before you drive off. Looking out of a little
peephole in the windshield is dangerous not only for you, but also for
everyone else around you. Please
take the time to be safe.
The Auto Guy – Jim Champion
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