With all of the gadgets and gizmos that come along with a vehicle it can be easy to forget to have everything double checked by a professional. One of the many things that people forget to have checked are their vehicle’s lights, such as the license plate lights, headlights, turn signals, marker lights and backup lights. Below we will put the spotlight on why it is important to have your car’s lights checked and replaced.
Avoid getting pulled over
Having any of your vehicle’s lights out puts you at risk to getting pulled over, receiving a fine and possibly even having to go to court. Many people find it hard to believe that you can get pulled over for having your license plates lights out, but according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol “Either a taillamp or a separate lamp must illuminate the rear registration plate with a white light and render it clearly legible from a distance of fifty feet to the rear.” This may seem like a petty reason to get pulled over but there is a reason why it is illegal to have low to no light visibility- it can be dangerous.
Visibility to others
Having lights that work on your car can protect you from the cars around you, especially at night and during hazardous driving conditions. Just as bicyclers need to have a light to help them stand out to cars and other possible by passers, your car needs light so it can stand out against everything in its path. The less you are seen by other cars, the more likely it is that you will get in an accident. Be a defensive driver by equipping your car with the power to be visible to others.
Visibility for yourself
Have you ever tried walking around in the dark and end up running into several things? That same thing can happen if you try driving with bad lights. Do yourself a favor by having a professional check your lights to make sure you are seeing as much as possible. The more objects you see, the more object you can avoid.
Let Jiffy Lube keep you in the light. Bring your car by any of our Fargo service centers to see if your bulbs need to be replaced. Exterior light inspection is one of the many services we will provide with our Jiffy Lube Signature Service® Oil Change. We offer a life guarantee on our license plate light replacements and all other mini bulb replacements.
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