If you plan to drive your car, SUV, or truck between the hours of sunset and sunrise, vehicle lighting is key to your safety. Not only do you need to keep an eye on the road ahead of you, but you have to see other vehicles or obstacles in the distance too. Not to mention, other drivers need to see your whereabouts. That is why we recommend spending several extra minutes to check and make sure all your vehicle's outside lights are working from time to time. If you need assistance on the job, do not hesitate to stop by GTT Commercial Tires in Richmond, VA.
How to Check Your Lights
You should leave your vehicle on when inspecting its lights. A lighting check can be as simple as walking around to make sure no bulbs are burned out or look dim. Your vehicle lights include:
- Headlights (high and low beams)
- Fog lights
- Brake lights
- Turn signals
- Emergency lights
- Backup lights
For the backup lights, you will need to have assistance from another individual. Have your buddy put the vehicle in reverse and foot on the brake pedal to see if the lights are operational. These lights provide other drivers with extra awareness, so that you can prevent collisions.
You should consider checking the internal lights too. To do so, you can manually switch them on and off. Some vehicles have a feature where they should all turn on when one or more of your car doors are left open. That is an easier way to shortcut the process.
If one or more of your vehicle lights are out, please turn to the local auto repair specialists at GTT Commercial Tires. We can help you replace the bulbs or get you any necessary electrical repairs.
Some vehicle lighting can be challenging to get to. Furthermore, the professional team at our shop will know exactly how to pinpoint the issue and have access to all the right tools and parts to perform the job perfectly. We can also test the aim of your headlights, too.
For optimal visibility, while driving, we welcome you to visit our auto repair shop for an inspection of your vehicle lights