When driving, your vehicle’s headlights should brightly illuminate the path in front of your vehicle so you can get to your destination safely. If your headlights reach a point of needing to be replaced, you may be struggling to see the roadway when traveling in low light conditions. Everyone knows how important the lights of a vehicle are on your everyday drive. Don’t leave your vehicle in the dark with lights that do not illuminate. Make an appointment with Oxford Automotive located in Delaware, Powell and Westerville, Ohio, for all your lighting needs.
Types of Car Lights
The various lights of a car have specific functions to either help the driver or to signal to other drivers. It is extremely important to be able to recognize the different lamps and know when to use them. Car lights include:
- Headlights - There are two types of headlights - low beam and high beam. Low beams provide a light distribution to give adequate forward and lateral illumination without blinding other drivers on the road with excessive glare. High beams provide an intense, center-weighted distribution of light with no particular control of glare and should only be used when no other visible vehicles are in front of you.
- Tail Lights - These lights produce a red light at the rear of the vehicle and helps drivers behind you to recognize you are there and how far ahead of them you are.
- Daytime Running Lights - These lights are located in the front and rear of the car and generally turn on automatically. They are designed to make you more visible to other vehicles.
- Fog Lights - These lights are located near the headlights and are generally mounted low in order to prevent the light from reflecting on the fog and glaring back toward the driver. Fog lights should only be used during foggy situations when normal headlights are not effective.
- Signal Lights - Better known as your turn signals or blinkers, these are located in the front and back of the car. They help to let other drivers that you will soon be turning.
- Brake Lights - Of course, these are located in the back of your vehicle and let other drivers know that you are slowing down or stopping and are activated when you apply the brakes.
- Hazard Lights - These are your flashers and are located in the front and back of the vehicle. These lights are used when you are experiencing a problem, are in distress or warning other drivers of an immediate danger, like rocks in the road or a funeral procession.
- Driving Lamps - These are the lights inside the vehicle and help brighten the cab for the passenger or driver to safely check maps or directions or find something in the dark. These should never be used for long periods of time.
Whether it is a cracked headlight or you are having an electrical issue with your brake light, nothing is too difficult for our professional and experienced technicians at Oxford Automotive in Ohio. We want you to stay safe on the road, so call us or stop by one of our three auto repair shops in Ohio, located in Delaware, Powell and Westerville, to have a bulb replacement or any other headlight or tail light repair that you might need.
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