Headlights

December 4, 2017

Turn Signal Issues for your Vehicle

You will want to make sure that you have your vehicle maintained on a regular basis. By doing so, you will help ensure the parts and components working properly with one another. Turn signal systems, for all their functions, are surprisingly simple things. If you notice an issue with the lights, make sure to bring the vehicle in so we can inspect it for you. The importance of the lights and signal are so that other drivers can see you, and where you are at. The headlights also help you to see the road ahead of you and any people, animals, or objects that might be there. If the headlights are dull they may need to be cleaned or replaced. Make sure that you bring the vehicle in and we can inspect the lights for you. Also be aware of any issues your signals might have. If your turn signal flashes too fast or too slow, it’s a problem with the heat rate transfer through the flasher strip. Most often, if all four turn signals are going too fast or too slow, it means the flasher is bad. If only the signals on one side do it, it may be one of the bulbs. The bulbs determine how much power goes through the flasher, and thus how quickly it heats up. Many well-intended persons have substituted a heavy-duty, high-wattage bulb or powerful aftermarket bulb, only to find the signals on that side flicker on and off rapidly. The more powerful bulbs are drawing more amperage, causing the flasher strip to heat up and cycle faster. Turn signals that do not work in one direction or the other may be due to a faulty switch, particularly if the non-working side starts functioning when you use engage the hazard lights. This is also a good point to check your parking lights, which usually utilize the turn signal bulbs. If the parking lights and hazards come on, but that side does not illuminate when you hit the switch, then it is a circuit problem. If you do notice an issue, make sure to contact us so your vehicle can be inspected.  
May 22, 2017

When the Headlights should be inspected

  Lights are a very important part of your vehicle. This is especially true when it can affect your ability to see the road in which you are driving. When driving at night without lights, one of two things can happen to you. You can get pulled over by a cop, and get a get an expensive ticket. You could also have an accident because the visibility is so poor. By staying on top of your lights, you can more easily avoid any accident that can ruin your life or the lives of others. The best thing to do is have spare headlights available in the case of emergencies like this.   You can always bring your vehicle in and we can inspect the headlights for you. This can help to determine if the headlights need to be replaced. We will be able to alert you to the condition of the lights. Sometimes the headlights will need to be readjusted so they are aimed correctly. We can also inspect the taillights and blinkers of the vehicle. You will have a better ability to see in the night without leaving too big of a dent in your finances. You may start to notice that the headlights start to dim a little as time goes on. However, some people do notice that it gets a little harder to see at night even with high beams. This is a sign that you may need to have your headlights changed. They will not just go out like brake lights in most cases. The thought about getting headlights replaced tends to intimidate people. However, it is actually an easy and inexpensive process. It is not like replacing a component in the car’s engine. You just have to decide on how you will have your lights changed. This can help improve the visibility when you drive. Not only will good headlights help you to see, but it also helps others to see where you are. This can help prevent an accident when you are driving at night. The blinkers are equally important because it can alert people to which way you would be turning. This can also help prevent them from running into you. If you notice an issue with the lights, make sure to bring the vehicle in as soon as you can. This can help you save time, money, and stress in the long run.
June 27, 2016

Why the Lights should be Inspected

  Every once in a while, you are going to have to have your headlights changed There are certain warning signs to look out for that will help you determine when your headlights must be changed. When driving at night without lights, one of two things can happen to you. You can get pulled over by a cop, and get a get an expensive ticket. You could also have an accident because the visibility is so poor.   You may start to notice that the headlights start to dim a little as time goes on. However, some people do notice that it gets a little harder to see at night even with high beams. This is a sign that you may need to have your headlights changed. They will not just go out like brake lights in most cases. If there is an issue with how dim the lights are, make sure to bring the vehicle in so we can inspect them for you.   Not only do good headlights help you to see, but it also helps others to see where you are. This can help prevent an accident when you are driving at night. The blinkers are equally important because it can alert people to which way you would be turning. This can also help prevent them from running into you. By having the lights inspected, you can improve the safety and reliability of your vehicle when you drive.
April 29, 2016

The Light Bulbs of the Vehicle

            The lights on your vehicle are important because they allow you the best visibility possible when you drive. They also increase the safety because it will allow others to see you on the road. Since you are the one driving, you might not know when your bulbs need replacing. This is especially true for the taillights. You can find out by pulling the vehicle into a dimly lit area or garage, turn on your lights and see if you can see both headlights light up. It is just as important to check your high beams as well. If neither of them turns on or if you cannot tell a difference between the high and low beams then this is an indicator that your bulbs might be burnt out or almost there.   Knowing what bulb you need for your vehicle is important. The size and type of bulb your car takes is dependent on the specifics of your car. The year of your car was made is important to the bulb size as well as the model of car. If you are unsure of either of these, then check your owner’s manual for the appropriate year and model. LED (light emitting diodes) lighting is more advanced that HID lighting. This type of bulb is extremely bright and long lasting. If you are not sure what type of bulb you need, make sure to bring the vehicle in and we can recommend one for you.   You may notice when it is time to replace the lights on your vehicle. Over time your headlights can begin to look foggy from dirt and grime that has built up. This can also make it more difficult to see as your headlights are dimmed. Making sure that the lights on your car are working properly is essential. Regularly performing a light inspection on your vehicle will help you to catch any problems there might be with your lights. With proper lights, you can increase your visibility and safety on the road.