The most common justification for the culprit — like, I haven’t seen… And how to reduce the likelihood of such “not-seing”?Alexey Revin “driving”Expert
You couldn’t see nothing, ‘ growled the driver and added gas.
Jokes jokes, but in some cases accidents occur because the driver of something not seen, not spotted, not noticed. Let’s think together about how to bring such cases to a minimum?
The light path
Most inexperienced drivers, unfortunately, sincerely does not understand what needs to be done to the headlights normally Shine. Flipped a lever or a button — that’s all business: the lights are on. But it happens only on a clean, serviceable car that rides on no less than clean road.
In our country, unfortunately, the winter is quite dirty, but because the car that ten minutes ago in the Parking lot glittered with chrome, it is necessary to start the movement, just in front of turns into a mess of unknown color.In our country, unfortunately, the winter is quite dirty, but because the car that ten minutes ago in the Parking lot glittered with chrome, it is necessary to start the movement, just in front of turns into a mess of unknown color.
the dirt on the car
The main stream counter dirt assume just the headlights — even xenon, even led.The main stream counter dirt assume just the headlights — even xenon, even led.
paramilitary on the Lada Grant
You have paramilitary? A good thing, but even a powerful jet mywiki not always cope with the build-up of dirt on the headlamp lenses.You have paramilitary? A good thing, but even a powerful jet mywiki not always cope with the build-up of dirt on the headlamp lenses.
In a somewhat better position are the owners of cars with the wipers-freecities who are trying to remove the dirt mechanically. But the champion, unfortunately, remains a common cloth, which the owners of blind machines wipe lights on the roadsides. Uncomfortable, dirty, but there is no escape.
Incidentally, in some cases even net lights Shine bad. Some drivers, for example, have no idea that their vehicles have a headlight range control — but today, it is present in almost all manufactured cars. All that is required in this case, is to twist the right handle and make sure the lights Shine in the sky, and where it is needed. However, on more expensive machines, this happens automatically.
There is one small nuisance, familiar to older lights. The glass on them over time are cleaned out and get dull — alas.
But you can increase the brightness of the lamps. Please note that the higher the voltage, the brighter the bulb shines. The first step is to clean the contacts of the wiring in the whole circuit from the battery to the bulb to get rid of unnecessary voltage losses. If the state still leaves a lot to be desired, on cars older than 10 years helps the following method. Assemble the circuit power spiral lamp with very short and thick wires directly from the battery. To provide a fuse and a relay winding which controls the wire that previously ran to the lamp. In auto parts stores you can buy a set for such a tuning of the power supply circuit of the headlights. But man, a little electrical understanding, can do everything on their own.
Fade over time, and the light bulbs themselves. But few people change them due to age: we usually expect when seeing a car suddenly turns into a one eyed pirate, and sometimes even in the blind. By the way, the same with Philips lamp replacement strongly recommends that you change both — or “duet” will be incomplete.
As for the bulbs, then we think the best option is ordinary, without any inscriptions of type “+ 30%”. First, the interest on the practice of hiding only at certain points of the beam, but not everywhere. And secondly, keep in mind that all these “pluses” not only will you pay the extra money, but will bring the term of their next replacement! The stronger the promised stream, the less the resource. After all, in the same dimensions of the lamp with the same energy consumption you can get stronger only light spiral from a thin wire, which burns out faster. Although producers do not like to talk about it.
A typical example of a lamp that is “forced” in brightness.A typical example of a lamp that is “forced” in brightness.
Now a little about protivotumanki that we so love to include all those who have them. Fog lights are bright and illuminate very wide stretch of road directly in front of the car. This creates a sense a much better visibility of the road, but in fact the driver’s eyes get used to the overly bright spot in front of the hood. It deprives him of how one ought to see further forward, where the lighting level is much lower. Thus, the driver blinded himself by his own foglights. This effect is particularly evident in winter when the curb, dusted with fresh snow, seem unbearably white.
lack of visibility
Really to properly use fog lights only if driving in dense fog conditions. Usually the visibility is still not possible to move faster than 30-40 km/h. truly properly use fog lights only if driving in dense fog conditions. Usually the visibility is still not possible to move faster than 30-40 km/h.
And a little more on the headlights. They include not only in order to better see yourself. In some cases, they need to see you! Especially when it’s dark, dirty and generally uncomfortable.
As a whistle
Wipe the glass before the trip? Yes well it: at best go a couple of times the wipers come down… come Down, of course. Especially in the afternoon and in good weather. Just don’t be surprised if in the dusk the headlights suddenly draw on your “clean” glass of a curve of a rainbow, what you want to squint. Especially if the glass is not new. In this case, each Viserbella immediately begins to fight against you on the side of dirty forces. How to be? Sometimes just wash the glass, but what if it really old? Honestly, this will have to accept. However, you can resort to mechanical polishing, but in practice few use it. First, the procedure is not cheap, and secondly, the optical properties of the glass are a little “swim”. In the end, it may be that the only solution will be an replacement glass for a new one.
Some drivers like filters that are installed on car sun visor.Some drivers like filters that are installed on car sun visor.
By the way, don’t forget that the glass should be periodically wiped inside! To make sure that it gives the effect, once is enough to ask the cleaner to wipe the glass in the cabin. When you sit behind the wheel, instantly you feel the difference.
The wipers and omyvayki
About wiper blades is to say, in General, nothing: their necessity is too obvious. You do not need to establish records of longevity: old brush a priori work noticeably worse. How often to change the windshield wipers? Ideally — twice a year, but come one. Of course, it all depends on the mileage and operating conditions, but in any case, to save on it is not: replace them at least for the winter.
What to mywiki, then it’s easy and difficult. Just because there is no choice: all liquids on the shelves of chain stores — isopropyl, and in the cold they may refuse to flow through the nozzle (depends on their design). Then — good-bye, visibility, and Hello, black market. Fluids based on methanol frost is not afraid, and visibility is not exactly spoil, but alas, legally you can’t buy them. When using washing liquids on the basis of isopropyl alcohol can be improved a bit and wash the windscreen, change the adjusting washer nozzle. For those vehicles where possible, by the end of the pin or pushpin turn the ball in the nozzle so that the stream was aimed higher. She will continue to be sluggish due to the high viscosity, but to get to the glass will still be in the working area of the brushes.
The human factor
However, the most difficult and capricious “detail” the car is, of course, the Homo sapiens behind the wheel. Let’s talk about the vision. No wonder they say that short-sighted meets less familiar, but more bows.
table for eye tests
It is difficult to understand the logic of the driver who knows that he sees not as before, but can’t find the time to visit the optometrist.It is difficult to understand the logic of the driver who knows that he sees not as before, but can’t find the time to visit the optometrist.
In conclusion, I want to say that the review does not happen much. The sooner you will see the problem on the road, zablagovremenno will react. But the problems on the winter road enough. Therefore, in order not to blame yourself for unpleasant consequences, try to do everything you can to save the review.
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