When a light on your car goes out, it is imperative that you replace it as quickly as you can, whether it is a standard headlight or a 921 LED bulb. This is not something that you want to put off for very long, and you are best to act on it the same day that you notice it has gone out. There are a few critical reasons why you should do this.
1. You could get a ticket.
When a headlight goes out, the police could pull you over and give you a ticket. They will often do this if the inside light closest to the centerline burns out, but they will sometimes let it go or let you off with a warning for the outside light. While these tickets may not be expensive, you are better off putting that money into getting a new light rather than paying the extra expense of a ticket.
2. The odds of an accident increase.
It seems obvious that the odds of an accident can go up if your lights are burned out during the night, especially when it is the inside light and people cannot see exactly where your vehicle is. However, studies have actually shown that the odds of getting in an accident go down during the day if you have your lights on as well. Even in the middle of the afternoon, the lights help your car remain visible, and you are safer while on the road.
3. You suffer from decreased visibility.
Of course, the biggest issue to you as a driver is the fact that you may not be able to see as clearly without properly functioning lights, especially when driving in adverse weather conditions since the glare from the lights and the rain compound each other and block your vision. With a smaller field of vision, it can be all but impossible to see where you are going.
For any type of car, drivers should always be aware of what they can do to stay safe and decrease the chances that they will be in an accident. Taking a few simple steps to maintain your vehicle could make a huge difference for you and your family.
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