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Check Your Headlights

Posted September 24, 2019

In addition to offering drivers no shortage of challenges when it comes to weather-related conditions, the seasons known as FALL and WINTER also make general visibility tough by greatly increasing the amount of darkness Michiganders are forced to deal with.

Once Daylight Savings ends, night seems to come immediately at the end of the workday and the only time you get to see the sun is on weekends. Driving in darkness so often means your headlights become one of your car’s most important tools.

Aside from helping you see the road in front of you, headlights are also vital to making sure your fellow drivers know you’re on the road as well.

While most newer cars are equipped with automatic lights that drivers don’t tend to worry about activating, you
should still regularly check to make sure they’re operating properly.

The easiest way to check to see if your lights are operating properly is simply to pull into a closed area like a garage and look for a reflection or other indicator of proper exterior lumination. Your turn signals should be inspected as well. Burnt out bulbs need to be replaced as soon as possible.

In the event that your headlights appear dim or weak, it probably just means they need to be cleaned.
Dirt, grime, snow/ice, etc. have a tendency to build up on your car’s exterior quicker in fall and winter than in other seasons so you will need to clean your headlights more often during these months. You should also, as a rule of thumb, request your auto technician perform a quick headlight cleaning whenever you bring your vehicle in for a tune-up or inspection to ensure optimal visibility when you’re on the road.

To schedule your next inspection, click HERE or call our team at 248-668-1200.

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