You’ve gotten your oil changed, had your battery tested, invested in a good set of tires and thrown an emergency kit in the trunk in anticipation of the coming months. So far, you’ve done everything right, but I bet there are a couple things you’re forgetting.
Have You Overlooked This Simple Fall Car Maintenance?
The days are getting cooler, the nights are getting longer. With fewer available hours of daylight, chances are, you’re spending more time on the road in the dark than you were just a couple months ago.
Making sure you can see and be seen is crucial, especially when you’re going to be doing more nighttime driving. Unfortunately, maintenance on the headlights and wipers is often overlooked by even the most diligent drivers.
Headlight and Windshield Wiper Maintenance
When it comes to being able to see and making sure that other motorists can see you in the dark, your car’s headlights are your first line of defense. In time, headlight lenses can get cloudy, preventing them from giving off as much light as they should. Additionally, bulbs burn out, and sometimes headlights are broken in accidents.
Because your headlights are so essential to your visibility at night, problems need to be fixed immediately. Walk around your car to check for burnt out bulbs and replace them before your next nighttime outing.
If the lenses are foggy, try cleaning them. If that doesn’t work, try ultra fine grit sandpaper, or have a mechanic check them out and recommend the best solution.
Lastly, have a mechanic check to see if your headlights are aimed properly. If they aren’t, you could experience reduced visibility, or you may blind oncoming traffic.
Good windshield wiper blades are always essential, but they’re even more important in the dark. Wipers that don’t work properly can streak your windshield, and oncoming headlights will glare through those streaks, reducing your visibility.
With winter months approaching, you need to make sure you have windshield wiper blades that will adequately remove snow and ice. Consider upgrading to winter wiper blades that are designed to withstand the demands of winter driving.
Make Headlight and Wiper Maintenance Easy
To make sure your headlights and windshield wipers are in top condition for the coming months, bring your car into Tune Tech Automotive.
Our mechanics will carefully inspect your lights and wipers to make sure that everything is working properly and let you know if any repairs are needed. We can also help you choose the right bulbs and wiper blades to suit your car, your personal needs and your budget.
Give us a call today to make headlight and wiper maintenance part of your annual fall car maintenance and winterization routine!