Many vehicle accidents take place at night. There are a lot of factors that come into play, but a big reason why people get into accidents at night is vision impairments.
There are several steps you can take to make sure you can see as much as possible when you're driving in the dark:
Keep a clean windshield/windscreen.
Glares from oncoming vehicles can disguise other obstacles on the road. To ensure the safest ride possible, take time to wipe off that film that gets built up on the inside of your windshield. You should also make sure your wipers are in good condition and have enough wiper fluid in your car.
Make Sure Your Headlights Are Working at 100% Brightness.
When the sun starts to set, we depend entirely on our headlights to see where we are going. If you've noticed that your headlights aren't as bright as they used to be, then you may need to have them replaced. It's natural for the bulbs to dim down over time, but you should swap them out every several years. There are also special headlamps on the market that give you a brighter beam and a larger range so you can see better.
Make Sure Lights Are Free of Oxidation.
Another widespread headlamp problem is cloudy or yellowed lenses. The casing on most headlamps is plastic, and they often oxidize and discolor with wear. Oxidation can be a significant problem because some of the light from your headlamps gets trapped, and you won't see the road as clear.
Replacing a pair of headlights can run you hundreds or even thousands of dollars. There's an alternative that you can opt for - headlight restoration. The service technicians at 26th Street Auto Center can remove the oxidized coating from your lenses, and they'll look as good as new when they're done. If you're not confident driving at night, ask our service team about headlamp replacement and headlight restoration services. Please give 26th Street Auto Center a call or visit today!