What You Need to Know About Boosting Your Kia's Visibility | Evansville, IN


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No matter what time of year it is, it’s vital that you can see what’s in front of you when you’re behind the wheel and that others can see you. That’s why you should consider the following tips to boost your Kia’s visibility and ensure a safer drive.


Maintaining headlights

When we’re talking about headlights in this section, we’re referring to the outer plastic that protect the bulbs, which are also known as the lenses. There are a handful of things you can do to maintain the headlights and keep them clear of debris. The easiest thing you can do is to wash your Kia regularly. You’ll want to stay on top of this task during the winter especially, since things like road salt, ice, and snow will be more prevalent.

If the plastic is extremely scratched or yellowed to the point that the bulbs don’t seem as bright, you may need to repair the lenses or have them replaced. Headlight restoration kits are available for purchase, but do require a lot of patience and time. To skip the hassle, just bring your Kia to our team at Lou Fusz!


Replacing headlight bulbs

Just like the light bulbs in your home, the bulbs on your car will also need to be replaced. However, because we usually spend less time in our cars compared to our homes, this might not be an issue for quite some time.

If you notice that it’s becoming harder to see what’s in front of you at night, the bulbs might be dimming and need to be replaced. You can also do frequent checks of the headlights, fog lights, and brake lights when you’re parked in your driveway. For the tail lights, you’ll need a friend to stand behind the parked vehicle as you compress the brake pedal to see if the bulbs are illuminating. Don’t forget to check the brights in the front as well!

Replacing the bulbs in the front requires you to open the hood and get past a few components. In the back, you’ll need to open the trunk or hatch. You’ll also need to know what types of lights your car uses, such as halogen, Xenon/HID, or LED.


When to replace wiper blades

Another important component when it comes to visibility are the wiper blades. Keeping your windshield clear is integral, especially if it’s raining, snowing, or sleeting. Not only do properly working wiper blades help improve your visibility, but they keep your windshield from getting scratches. As the rubber wears down, the metal piece of the wipers are exposed and could cause serious damage to the glass.

It’s easy to check the wiper blades, and you’ll want to look for any signs of wear. This means things like rips or tears, cracking, or peeling. If you notice any of this, you will want to replace the blades as soon as possible. If you notice any rusting on the metal components, you’ll want to keep an eye on that and possibly have them replaced as well.

Most Kia windshield wiper blades are available at retail stores and online. You can also order them from our Parts Department at Lou Fusz Kia and have our team install them for you. The metal component that attaches the blades to your car is usually harder to find at most stores, so you’ll want to contact our team for assistance with that.


Our Service Department at Lou Fusz Kia of Evansville is here to help with any of these maintenance tasks. Feel free to contact us at (833) 203-4602 or visit our team at 4000 E Division St. in Evansville, IN. We look forward to helping you!

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