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How to Inspect Your Vehicle's Lights

When you hit the road, your vehicle's lights are crucial in keeping you and your loved ones safe. From headlights and taillights to turn signals and brake lights, these essential components ensure visibility and communicate your intentions to fellow drivers. As a responsible vehicle owner, it's vital to regularly inspect your lights to ensure they are in optimal working condition. If you're unsure where to start, don't worry - we'll guide you through the steps to help you shine bright on the road.

Shed Light on Your Headlights

Start by examining your headlights, both high and low beams. Check for any signs of damage, such as cracks or moisture build-up inside the housing. Next, test each headlight to ensure they are illuminating properly. If you notice dim or flickering lights, it may indicate a bulb that needs replacing or a wiring issue. 

Brighten Up with Taillights and Brake Lights

Your taillights and brake lights indicate your presence and intentions to other drivers. You'll need someone to assist you by standing behind your vehicle while you activate the headlights, taillights, and brake lights. Scan that all bulbs function correctly and that the light output is solid and consistent. 

Signal Your Turns with Turn Signals

Next, you'll want to test your turn signals. Turn on your vehicle's hazard lights, and activate each turn signal individually. If you catch any bulbs that aren't lighting up or flashing irregularly, replace them to ensure your intentions are clear to fellow motorists.

Illuminate the Way with Fog Lights and Auxiliary Lights

Your fog lights or auxiliary lights are often forgotten, but they are equally important as the rest. These lights can be handy in adverse weather conditions or when driving on dark, winding roads. It would be best if you flickered these on and off to ensure they work.

Maintain Clean and Clear Lights

Even with properly functioning bulbs, dirty or hazy lights can hinder visibility. That is why we are reminding you to clean your headlights, taillights, and turn signals to remove dirt, grime, and oxidation. You can use a non-abrasive cleaner and a soft cloth to avoid scratching the lens. 

By following these simple steps, you can ensure that your vehicle's lights are always in top shape, providing maximum visibility and safety on the road. Are your vehicle's lights in need of inspection or repair? If so, please schedule a light inspection or service at Circle M Tire & Automotive today. Contact us now, and let us light up your driving experience!