Spring is still a time for driver's to use their heads... and their lights

March 15, 2011 12:00 AM

As spring begins to bloom across America, and the hours of daylight continue to increase, it's important to remember that headlights need to be checked around every season change.

According to Rich White of the Car Care Council, many drivers remember to check their automobile's headlights in the fall and winter, when days are short, but it doesn't cross their mind to check them in spring and summer.

"Better weather and longer days mean more driving and longer trips, often after dark," says White. "Lights play a major role in safe driving, as the chance of an accident increases if you can't see or be seen."

A great time to have your lighting system checked is during an oil change, as the driver can't always tell if their lights are working from the motor vehicle's interior.

Any lights that are dimming, blinking or non-functional should be replaced.

Lights are crucial to a driver's visibility during the nighttime and during stormy weather. Speaking of weather, now is also a great time to get new windshield wipers as the winter can bring up a lot of dirt and muck, which damage wiper blades. 

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