Blog

Posted in: 05/11/2019

These 5 Tips will absolutely make you a safer driver at night

Driving at night involves more risk than during the day simply because driving is such a visual activity and we are not equipped with great night vision. To reduce this risk, maximize your ability to see at night by practicing these safe driving tips.

 Properly align your headlights.

Headlights can sometimes get out of alignment, especially in cars with a lot of mileage. This can lead to lights pointing in different directions or lower or higher than they should. If you decide to align your headlights on your own, follow the instructions in your owner’s manual. Otherwise, play it safe and have a professional do it for you. Driving at night involves more risk than during the day simply because driving is such a visual activity and we are not equipped with great night vision. To reduce this risk, maximize your ability to see at night by practicing these safe driving tips.

Properly align your headlights.

Headlights can sometimes get out of alignment, especially in cars with a lot of mileage. This can lead to lights pointing in different directions or lower or higher than they should. If you decide to align your headlights on your own, follow the instructions in your owner’s manual. Otherwise, play it safe and have a professional do it for you.

Avoid staring at oncoming lights.

At night time, bright lights can disrupt your concentration and blind you to other cars or obstacles in the road. To avoid these problems, train yourself to avoid looking directly at the headlights of oncoming vehicles. Also, don’t let yourself get distracted by bright lights on the side of the road.

 Dim your interior lights.

Instrument panel and dashboard lights may not seem like a distraction, but they can definitely compromise your ability to see what’s going on around you outside the car. Today’s cars have buttons or control knobs that make it easy to adjust these lights.

Turn them down low enough to minimize the distraction but not so low that you can’t read the instrument panel.

 Keep your windshield clean.

If you think a dirty windshield impairs your vision during the daytime (it does!), it makes it twice as hard to see at night. Keep the inside and outside of your windshield clean, as well as your driver- and passenger-side windows. It also helps to keep side-view mirrors clean. Using newspaper will help clean the glass without leaving streaks that can disrupt your night vision.

 Use fog lights.

If you live in an area with frequent foggy nights (or even mornings!), consider installing fog lights. Or, if you have them turn them on! These are relatively inexpensive to buy and install, and they help you see better by spreading they're light wider than typical low-beam headlights. Make sure to properly aim them, so they don’t blind oncoming drivers.

Comments


Advertising

Know our services

We are a shop that offers complete repair and painting services. Your vehicle is completely restored, regardless if the accident was either simple or severe to the extension of damaging your vehicles structure. Our licensed shop offers guarantees for all the completed work done in a timely manner to have your vehicle back on the roads, as soon as possible.

know more

You can’t predict when your car will leave you stranded on the road or when an accident will occur. Always remember that Simon’s Auto Body is the best solution when you find yourself in a situation like this.

know more

Of course you love your car, but you also like to keep your daily schedule and fulfill your commitments, right? So while your car is being restored, a rental car can be a great advantage!

know more

Painting is one of the most delicate steps in the process of recovering a car. It requires qualified professionals to complete the job.

know more

These minor damages that occurred from daily use to your vehicle can result in extra costs. Come to Simon's Auto Body, where we check your bumper car from front to back, taking care of all the small details.

know more

If you received a letter requisition a pre-inspection of your vehicle during your insurance renewal, rest assured because it’s a procedure that has become more common each year.

know more

Did you know that when your lease agreement expires, or if you choose to change your car, an inspector has a check list ready to check your vehicle? The inspector evaluates broken parts to small scratches and dents that could easily be corrected.

know more

Here at Simon's Auto Body we repair all types of windshields, from front to rear in any model of car or truck.

know more

Car detailing goes beyond cleaning your car. Detailing is very common in the United States and Europe. Simon's Auto Body offers the best detailing service in the Framingham region, leaving your car with a 0km feeling. We provide pleasure and satisfaction in driving a clean and fresh car.

know more