Now that Labor Day has come and gone, the end of the summer driving season is upon us. Now it’s time to get ready for driving safely during the fall. Because of constant rain, fog, and earlier sunsets, visibility can be a challenge as the seasons change. The official start of fall is still about two weeks away, so there’s still plenty of time to answer these common questions and upgrade your vehicle lighting!
How Can I Make My Vehicle Lighting Brighter?
If you’re worried about the current brightness levels of your vehicle lighting, you might be in for some upgrading work. As fall draws on, we’ll start seeing shorter days and longer nights. If you find that your car or truck lights aren’t bright enough, the bulb might not be the culprit. Try cleaning off the headlight shield. Or you could reposition the lights. You might have to take your vehicle back to the dealership to fix this, or you could come into Trick Trucks! Finally, if you have halogen bulbs, you might also need to replace them. Look for higher wattage bulbs or a higher color temperature.
Why Is There Moisture In My Tail Lights?
The rainy fall weather is nothing new. You should be used to moisture and condensation on your home’s windows, as well as the windows and windshields of your car or truck. Just because there is moisture or condensation, however, doesn’t mean your lights are defective. Water could have just infiltrated your tail lights.
Are Dark Tail Lights Illegal?
Although tinting your windows has plenty of benefits, we can’t say the same about tinting your headlights or tail lights. Although tinted headlights are always illegal, you can tint your tail lights. Just exercise some caution and common sense. Consult the DMV for applicable vehicle codes, and find out if you even can tint your tail lights in your area.
Why Should I Use Fog Lights?
Rainstorms are probably going to leave a sizeable amount of fog out on those roads, either in the evening or the morning. You should use fog lights because they will give you better visibility in bad weather – particularly rain, snow, and mist. You could also use rear fog lights for anyone following you.
How Do I Clean Fog Off My Headlights?
To clean fog off your headlights, all you need are:
- White toothpaste
- Painter’s tape
- A towel
- Car wax
- A bottle of water
- A few minutes of your time
Just keep in mind that with these supplies, you’ll only be able to make a temporary difference.
Vehicle Lighting from Trick Trucks
Looking to get your automobile lights ready for fall driving? Trick Trucks is here to help. With over forty years of experience servicing trucks, we have the expertise and equipment you need. Contact Trick Trucks online or by calling 1-866-60-TRICK. To find out more about our services and trucks, follow us on Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, Google+, and YouTube.