Switching to LED headlights is a great way to improve your visibility without making things bad for drivers who are coming in the other direction. However, there are a few things that you can do as a driver to improve safety while behind the wheel at night. Here are some tips for driving safely after the sun goes down.
- Make sure your lights are on – San Diego can be a brightly lit city, so you may make it from your parking place onto the main roads without realizing your lights are not on yet. If your car has an automatic light setting, use it. It’s a great way to make sure you always have your lights on when you need them but never accidentally drain your battery by forgetting to shut them.
- Always check your lights before driving at night – Once you’re behind the wheel, you may be tempted to ignore signs that one of your headlights is out. If the road doesn’t seem as well lit as it should be, pull over and check the lights.
- Don’t rely on your dash lights – 20 years ago, if your dash lights were on, you knew your headlights were on. Now, cars have dash lights that are always on, so you can’t rely on this method for knowing if you flipped the headlights on or not.
- Help other drivers out – If another driver is out at night with just the parking lights on, they probably haven’t noticed yet that their lights are off. Flashing your high beams really quick won’t blind the other driver but will just give a polite notification that he or she needs to flip the headlights on (caution: flashing your high beams may not be legal in all circumstances).
LED Headlight Installation in San Diego
To get the most benefits from your LED headlights, you need to both use them properly and have them installed properly. Soundiego can help you by offering the experience of our professional installers. To learn more, give us a call today at 619-581-5577, or you can request a quote for any of our installation services online.