Crystal Clear Driving Visibility

“Rain, Rain, Go Away…Come Back Another Day…”. It has continuously been raining for the past couple of days in Brooklyn, NY. Cloudy skies, short days, and even longer nights. Driving in these conditions is something that all drivers must be prepared for. Driving visibility is extremely important, as the safety of everyone inside the vehicle comes first. Ergo, here are a few tips to ensure “Crystal Clear Driving Visibility”.

  1. Apply a coating of rain repellent to your windshield to improve your visibility in the rain, especially at night.   Rain repellent creates a shield that causes the rain to bead up and slide off your windshield, all the while allowing for great visibility.
  2. Replace your windshield wipers at least once a year or accordingly sooner when needed to improve visibility in rain.   if you are compelled to always park your vehicle in the free to all the elements exposure of outdoors, you generally have to replace your windshield wipers much more often. Be sure to use quality wiper blades that are durable and effective.
    • Check out some rain-repellent wiper blades. Rain-repellent blades offer a higher degree of longevity and performance than regular wiper blades.
    • Consider a pair of wiper blades designed to provide uniform pressure along the blade. This can lead to better result performances and a smoother wipe, leaving your windshield clean with every swipe of the blade.
    • Consider flexible wiper blades. Flexible wiper blades work great in cold, inclement weather. They provide a smooth, quiet wipe compared to most other models.
    • Invest in a set of silicone wiper blades, especially if you have a sports car. People with high-performance vehicles find these to be a very good and ideal choice. They perform well in all weather conditions, including mud, fog, rain, snow and sleet.
  3. Check your headlights to confirm whether or not they’re burning adequate brightness. &nbsp ; headlight bulbs start to dim over time, which diminishes your visibility.
    • Change your bulbs to high-quality bulbs that burn brighter. Even if both bulbs do not need replacement, change both bulbs at the same time to get the best uniform results in both performance (brightness) and lifespan (they can burn out and expire at the same time.)
  4. Look at your headlight lenses. &nbsp ; if they are cloudy, dirty somewhat yellowish, clean them well to increase driving visibility in the rain and nighttime.
  5. Use low-beam headlights in the rain to improve your visibility and to ensure that others are able to see your car without you blinding them.

6. Adjust your side and rear-view mirrors.   make sure you use your day and night switch, typically located on the rear-view mirror. The appropriate setting will help to improve visibility in rain.

7. Slow down while you are driving in the rain and never drive at the higher speeds you generally usually drive at when you’re driving in dry clean weather.   regardless of the actions you take to improve visibility in rain, it’s important to always reduce speed on slippery, wet roads.

8. Turn your emergency flashers on to alert others till you are able to get to a safe place when visibility is poor.   parking lots or rest areas are best. Stay clear of trees and power lines to reduce the odds of electrocution.

9. Stay in the right lane.   water splash caused by other vehicles is much worse when you drive in the middle or center lanes.                       


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