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Car Lights & Windscreen Wipers

Car Lights & Windscreen Wipers Car Lights & Windscreen wipers play a major role in safe driving – the chances of accidents increase if you can’t be seen or see others.  Its all to common to get a car in with a fault of this nature that hasn’t been addressed, if you find your car has one of these faults get it booked in and resolved at once. What do they do?  The wiper system keeps excessive water, snow or dirt from building up on the windshield and removes them to maintain clear visibility through the windscreen.  The lighting system provides nighttime visibility, signals and alerts other drivers. It also supplies light for viewing instruments and cars interior. Typical Wear & Tear:  Lights and wipers are normal wear and tear items that require periodic replacement. Factors affecting replacement intervals include: … Continue reading

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Fog! – the use of lights when driving

The use of Lights when driving in Fog, has sparked numerous posts on local facebook pages, different peoples opinions on this matter always make for a hot conversation topic! Its a shame that some people don’t consider the risks they are putting themselves and others at by not using adequate lighting when we have Fog. This week has been particularly bad and it looks like its to continue. The Highway code states that ” You MUST use headlights when visibility is seriously reduced, generally when you cannot see for more than 100 metres (328 feet). You may also use front or rear fog lights but you MUST switch them off when visibility improves”. So for those of you who think that lights are only for when its dark – Please ensure you use them day or night, if we have fog! By not doing … Continue reading

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