You might not think about the lights and headlights of the vehicle. Not only is it important to make sure they power on and illuminate, but also how they are adjusted and how bright they are. It is also important to remember to check the taillights as well. When checking the headlights and taillights, make sure to take the time and check the blinkers. The turn signals are important because they alert those around you to what direction you will be turning. If one of the fuses goes out, make sure to bring the vehicle in so we can replace it for you.


When checking the headlights, make sure to inspect the lenses. They should be crystal clear. If you notice any fogginess or yellowing to them, consider replacing them. The headlight lenses will naturally become cloudy with time. This can lead to the beams becoming distorted as well. With poor lenses, not only will your vision be impaired, but it makes it difficult for others to see you as well.


With age, the headlights will naturally become dim. To check the headlights, park on a level surface that is about five feet from a building wall or door. Then turn the headlights on. The light from the headlights should be bright white in color. If you notice they are yellow, a different color from one another, or dim, it may be time to replace the headlights. At this time, you can also check to make sure they are aimed correctly as well. By inspecting the lights you can help see the road as well as have others see you. This can improve the safety when you drive.