You may be surprised to hear that 40% of traffic accident deaths happen at night when there is 60% less traffic but it is true. Poor night time visibility is a major contributor to these traffic fatalities in the Worcester area.
Several factors contributor to better night time visibility. Having a clean windshield will increase visibility so make sure your wiper blades are in good shape and that you have wiper fluid. The headlights play a major role as well. The amount of brightness in your headlights comes from both the condition of the lens as well as the bulbs themselves.
As with the bulbs in your lights at home, headlight bulbs go dim over time. When this happens, they just need to be replaced to improve your night time visibility around Worcester area streets.
If you do a lot of night time driving, it would be worthwhile to consider changing your headlight bulbs once a year as a maintenance item. This will ensure that your headlights never get dim enough to become a safety issue and to prevent driving around with a burnt out bulb. If you take care of it at a fall oil change your lights will be bright thru the long winter nights in Worcester.
The other thing which can effect night time visibility is the lens on the headlights. For the last twenty years or so, most headlight lenses are being made of plastic. The plastic gets cloudy over time, making it harder to see. At AutoPro, we can buff out the headlight lenses to nearly new. We use a special buffing and cleaning process to remove the yellowed and hazy layer off the headlight lenses. Once we are done, you will be able to see much better at night while driving around Worcester.
Give us a call if you need your bulbs changed or want to have your headlights buffed out. We are here to help!
AutoPro Import Repair
209 Stafford St
WORCESTER, MA 01603