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Oh Say, Can You See? How Visibility In Your Car Can Make A Difference

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We all know that being able to see the road ahead of you is necessary for any good drive. Still, depending on the time of day and certain weather conditions, visibility can make a difference in your driving abilities. Keep reading to learn more about how visibility in your car can make all the difference! 

Even new drivers know that visibility while driving is the key to making informed traffic decisions and keeping yourself and others safe while on the road. That’s why it’s essential to make sure you take care of your car’s various visibility-related components. The most noticeable parts of your vehicle that you should look after are your windshield and windshield wipers. Keeping your windshield clean and in good repair will go a long way to keeping things clear for you to see. Make sure to top off your windshield washer fluid regularly and check on your windshield wipers themselves. Your windshield wipers should be replaced every six months to a year, or if you see a difference in your visibility. If they can’t make full contact with your windshield or start to squeak, skip, smear, or streak, it’s time for a new set. Brookside “66” Service can help with that!

You should also make sure to take care of all the rest of your windows too. Regular washing of your windows is all it takes in the warmer months, while proper defogging and defrosting during the colder months is essential. Driving with foggy or icy windows is never a good idea. Some things you can do to move the process along are turning your eater on and hitting the A/C button (not just the air recirculation). Cracking your window can also help to exchange the humid air in your vehicle. And pay attention to your rearview and side-view mirrors! They should receive just as much TLC as any one of your windows. You may also need to defrost your windows, so while you defog them from the inside, try this simple solution for scraping-free window defrosting! Mix together 2/3 cup Isopropyl or rubbing alcohol with 1/3 cup of water in a spray bottle. The alcohol cannot freeze and is easy to store in your car whenever you need it. 

You’ll also need to frequently check your headlights and taillights to ensure they’re all in working order and clean them thoroughly to maximize efficiency. Especially while driving at night or in fog and rain, headlight and taillight visibility is essential! If you find that your headlights or taillights are damaged or need replacing, along with any of your other car components, Brookside “66” Service is here to help!


No matter which auto repair or preventive maintenance needs you have, the Brookside “66” team is here for you. With our unique mix of old-school charm, dedication to customer care, and cutting-edge technology, we love serving our community with the best auto care around. We encourage you to schedule an appointment for your next auto repair or preventive maintenance service today! Brookside “66” Service is located at 6244 Main St., Kansas City, MO 64113. We are open 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM on Monday - Friday, 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM on Saturdays.

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