Maximum visibility is necessary when it comes to driving. Turning, reversing or driving straight requires perfect clarity. But often, due to our own negligence to keep our cars clean or make the necessary improvements, disrupts our vision. This, though, could be overcome with these simple steps.
GET A WIDER REAR-VIEW MIRROR
Your car comes with a standard rear-view mirror which covers ‘almost’ the entire rear view. But the ‘almost’ can be turned to a ‘definite’ if you could change that to a wider rear-view mirror. It can be easily purchased at car accessory stores and the price doesn’t hurt your wallet as well.
CLEAN YOUR WINDSCREEN REGULARLY
If you could write ‘Dirt’ on your car windscreen and spot it clearly from a distance, it’s time to wash them. Dust and dirt accumulate on your windscreen and remains there till the next wash. This disrupts your vision, so keep your windscreens clean and dust free all the time.
CLEAN THOSE HEADLAMPS
Over time, the internal glass of your headlamps will get foggy due to dirt and dust. How they get there? Well, the headlamp covers are not definite ‘airtight’ so it is best to keep in mind that those too need cleaning once in a while. This improves your sharpness and the overall brightness of your headlamps.
REMOVE ITEMS THAT BLOCKS YOUR FRONT AND BACK WINDSCREEN
Some people ‘decorates’ the interior of their cars until it covers their windscreen. Keep this to a minimum level so that you can have a clear view of the front and the back. Besides, isn’t less is more?
KEEP A DISTANCE FROM THE CARS AHEAD OF YOU
This means stop tailgating cars in front of you. From personal experience, though we would like to believe that all drivers are civilized, people tend to throw ‘things’ from their cars and sometimes these ‘things’ could cause real damage to your car. Keeping a safe distance (where you can still spot the back tires of the vehicle in front of you) from the car ahead will help you to avoid these mishaps.
WEAR THEM GLASSES ON!
I’m sure all of us know someone who needs glasses but refuses to wear them as it ‘obstructs’ their style. These drivers need a reality check and an appointment with their optometrist. Wear your glasses! If a slightly dusty windscreen can disrupt your visibility, what do you think impaired vision could do? If glasses are not your thing, there are daily or monthly contact lenses that you could purchase. Overall, just make sure you have your 20/20 before you hit the road.