Just like a regular oil change or tire
rotation, keeping your headlights maintained is critical to your carís
safety and performance. A recent study showed about 2,300 pedestrians are
killed annually, because of driversí inability to see at night.
There are several things you can do to keep your headlights maintained.
Some you can do yourself.
What you can do:
Keep them clean. Give them a quick scrub when you wash your windows at the
gas station. Clean headlights can help you see better and can help prevent
glare, which can be intensified by dust and dirt particles on the glass.
What we can do:
Make sure theyíre aimed properly. Headlight aim can often be knocked out
of position by driving off-road or over potholes, which may contribute to
unsafe nighttime driving conditions. We can make the proper adjustments to
Itís also important to make sure your headlights are free of road chips,
condensation and surface scratches - these things decrease visibility and
contribute to glare while driving.
When a headlight burns out, visibility is diminished and the safety of
passengers and pedestrians can be compromised. Proactively changing bulbs
and carrying a spare in your glove compartment are two simple ways to
reduce accident risk.