With the sun setting earlier in the last few weeks after the end of daylight saving time, most commuters are driving home at dusk or even in total darkness each evening. To stay safe in the darkness, it’s important to take time for necessary safety precautions. That means properly maintaining your headlights to keep you, your passengers and other drivers safe on the roads.
Clear, Bright Headlights Make a Difference
Headlights are obviously a necessary component of your car, and it’s important to keep them in top working condition for many reasons. Properly adjusted and cared-for headlights can literally make the difference between life and death. Headlights allow you to see road markings, signs and unexpected obstacles. Over time, headlights inevitably get covered in grime, and the bulbs dim and burn out. Bright, clear headlights will give you the advantage of an extra second or two of response time to better react to an unexpected obstacle such as a pothole, deer or debris in the road. Headlights also let other cars know you’re coming. Brighter headlights mean more visibility and a safer ride.
Headlights Need Maintenance
Just like your car’s fluids, brakes and air filters, headlights need to be maintained regularly. A recent study indicates that 34 percent of drivers have never changed out their headlights, and 63 percent said they would only replace one burned out headlight. That data is in spite of 83 percent of drivers agreeing that better down-road headlights are connected to increased vehicle safety. Headlight maintenance is quick and easy, so why not take the time to increase your vehicle safety?
Get Professional Help for Best Results
An easy way to keep your lights in top condition is through Alta Mere’s headlight care and restoration services. Whether it’s a simple bulb change, total restoration or glass protection application, Alta Mere is equipped with the tools to get the job done right. Alta Mere technicians are able to buff out scratches and make your headlights shine like new using a highly specialized cleaning processes. It’s a simple procedure and can make a world of difference in your driving experience.
This holiday season, Alta Mere is committed to keeping your car as safe as possible, and their services don’t end with headlight restoration! Find your local Alta Mere location today, and explore safety features like window tinting, paint protection, accessories, security products and so much more.