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10 Tips for good visibility to avoid ‘sun-dazzle'

Dazzling sun in autumn
Dazzling sun in autumn

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Unfortunately we have to face it: Summer is over and with Autumn and Winter knocking on our doors the dark time of the year has just arrived.

The risk of dazzling sun is particularly high during October, as sunset occurs earlier and increasingly coincides with rush-hour traffic. The sun’s low position in the sky, combined with damper road surface conditions, poses a considerable problem for commuters and dirty, greasy or scratched windscreens reduce visibility and compound the problem, particularly during autumn.



Top 10 Tips to maintain good visibility


1. Keep windscreen washer reservoir topped up, so fluid is always available when needed (note, this is also a legal requirement)

2. Use a screen wash with excellent freeze protection, otherwise it may freeze in colder temperatures, and can cause damage as it freezes and expands in pipes

3. Ensure front and rear windscreens and side windows are clean both inside and out

4. Fix – or replace – damaged windscreens as soon as possible: scratches, abrasions and chips compound sun dazzle and can impede vision and lead to an MOT failure

5. Replace cracked, torn, split or worn wiper blades, as streaks can impair visibility

6. Clean and adjust washer jets using a pin or needle & wash the pipes through with screen wash

7. Switch wipers off when leaving the car: if left on, wipers frozen to the screen will try to free themselves to resume their natural start position when the ignition is engaged, possibly damaging the blade and the wiper motor

8. Keep a pair of sunglasses with polarised lenses in the car to reduce the impact of sun dazzle

9. Regularly check all exterior light bulbs and replace if necessary as soon as possible

10. Use headlights during inclement weather and at least 30 minutes before sunset and for at least 30 minutes after sun rise



Tips and Photo via Prestone




Lisa

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