When you drive at night, you will want to make sure the visibility is the best it can be. The windshield and windshield wipers should be inspected on a regular basis to ensure that they can improve the visibility when you drive. If you notice that the wipers are not clearing the windshield effectively, make sure to bring the vehicle in and we can inspect it for you. When it is time to have the windshield wipers replaced, you will want to make sure they are the right type for your vehicle. We can advise you on the right type of wiper and even replace it for you. If you notice anything out of the norm with your vehicle between visits, make sure to schedule an appointment. By noticing a small issue, it can help to prevent a larger one from forming. This could also help reduce the chance of a costly repair bill.
Along with checking the windshield wipers, take a few moments to look over the windshield. The windshield is an important part of the vehicle because it allows you the best visibility. Check for any cracks or divots that would be on the windshield. This can impair your vision it is in certain areas. Having the windshield replaced can help to ensure the best visibility possible when you drive. If a chip or divot is ignored, it can lead to further cracks in the windshield. This can also lead to distracted driving. Also make sure to check the windshield wiper fluid. The windshield wiper fluid should be topped off before taking a long trip. It should be at the line that is indicated on the wiper fluid reservoir. It is also recommended to keep extra wiper fluid in your vehicle, incase you run out at an inconvenient spot. If you notice that you have to refill the reservoir often, it could indicate a leak somewhere in the system. Make sure to bring the vehicle in. We can inspect it for the source of the issue and leak.
To improve safety and visibility, the lights on the vehicle should also be checked on a regular basis. Not only does this help you see, but it helps others to see where you are at on the road. Check the headlights, taillights, and the turn signals. The turn signals are important because drivers around you will know which way you plan on turning. When turning, always have the turn signal blink a few times before making the turn or switching lanes. This can help to give them time to adjust their driving accordingly. If you notice a light or turn signal out, be sure to bring the vehicle in. By keeping the vehicle in proper maintenance condition, you can improve the safety as you drive on the road this winter.