Lighting and Wipers
Lights and wipers play a major role in safe driving. The chances for accidents increase if you can't see or be seen. If you detect any problems with your car's lights or wipers, have them checked out at once.
Typical Wear and Tear
- Lights and wipers are normal wear items that require periodic replacement. Factors affecting replacement intervals include:
- Operating conditions (winter conditions are tough on wiper blades).
- Frequency of use.
- Material and type of lights and wipers.
- Sunny weather. Wiper blades can deteriorate faster and need more frequent replacement in desert states.
- Chattering or streaking wiper
- Rapid signal blinking
- Dimming lights
The lights and wipers of your car most often include
- Wiper arm
- Wiper blade
- Wiper motor
- Fog lights (optional)
- Headlights (high and low beam)
- Parking lights
- Turn signals/emergency flashers
- Wiper fluid reservoir and fluid
- Instrumentation lighting
- Interior lights
- Stoplights, tail and marker lights
- Backup lights