True safety starts with being able to see where you are driving. Your lights and wipers play a major role in safe driving and the chance of an accident increases if you can't see or be seen. No matter what time of year, it's important to make sure your vehicle's lights and wipers are working properly so your visibility is not compromised and you can be seen by others. From the driver's seat, you may not notice a light that isn't working, but when a big rain comes it becomes easier to see what you are missing! When wet weather hits your roads is not the time for you to discover limited visibility problems. Here at Autoworks we take our Ithaca drivers' safety seriously and inspect their vehicles when they come in for service.
Lights are normal wear items that require periodic inspection and replacement. The lighting system provides nighttime visibility; signals and alerts other drivers and supplies light for viewing instruments and the vehicle's interior. In addition to replacing dimming, rapidly blinking, and non-functioning lights, the following tips can help keep you safe:
Keep headlights, taillights, and signal lights clean. External dirt and debris can dim operational lights from being seen by others.
Make sure that your headlights are properly aimed. Misaimed headlights blind other drivers and reduce your ability to see the road. Let us know if you feel there is a problem with your headlight direction as we can easily fix the problem.
If there is any doubt on whether or not your headlights should be on, turn them on. Lights not only help you see better in early twilight, but they also make it easier for other drivers to see you.
Don't overdrive your headlights. You should be able to stop inside the illuminated area, otherwise, you are creating a blind crash area in front of your vehicle.
The wiper system keeps excessive water, snow, and dirt from building up on the windshield, maintaining clear visibility. Many factors can accelerate the replacement interval of wipers, including operating conditions (winter conditions are tough on wiper blades), frequency of use, material, and type of wipers, and sunny weather. In fact, wiper blades can deteriorate faster and need more frequent replacement in different climates or depending on how you use them. Your rear window wiper blade is often forgotten in changing wiper blades at home but we'll look at them as well!
Keeping your vehicle's lights properly cared for and replacing wiper blades periodically will help ensure a safer ride. Keeping the road ahead well-lit and giving you a clear view are one of many automotive and truck repair services we perform here at Autoworks in Ithaca so you travel safely.
If you have any questions simply stop by our shop and talk to our team.
Thank you for visiting Autoworks in Ithaca, NY. Count on our automotive repair technicians to keep your car, truck, suv, or van on the roads longer and safer.