Monday, January 11, 2016

Come winter, come the one-eyed monsters.

PSA: if one of your headlight bulbs goes out, replace it. Don't drive around with the other one on full beam - it's not a substitute and it's inconsiderate (and dangerous) to other drivers. Compared to the costs involved in owning a car, replacing a headlight bulb is basically free. It takes 5 minutes even on the most awkward car so there's no excuse.
The other problem I see in the winter is people who think that daytime running lights = automatic lights. No - they're absolutely not the same thing. Daytime running lights are the sidelights that come on in some cars when the ignition is turned on. They only come on at the front, so when you're driving in the dark on a cold winter morning, the main headlights aren't on, and the tail lights aren't on. You either need to turn the headlights on yourself, or if you have auto lights, make sure the switch is in the 'auto' position.
Either way - manual or auto lights - change the damned bulb and don't be so lazy!

1 comment:

Paul Canciu said...

There are a lot of "cross-eyed monsters" as well (low beam on one side + high beam on the other, or low beam on one side + fog light on the other).
I think these people will drive until their last bulb makes its final stand. :) And probably well beyond that. :)

Concerning auto-lights, I do have them myself. But I prefer to keep them always on, be it day or night, in the city or outside city.