Vehicle Visibility: Wipers and Lighting

Visibility is critical to maintaining safety behind the wheel, especially at night or in inclement weather. To boost your visibility, pay special attention to your wipers and headlights. Follow these tips to make sure you stay safe on the road:

1. Check Your Wipers

Make sure your windshield wipers are working well and aren’t cracked. The rubber on the blades dries out and grows brittle with time.

  • Get the latest in wiper technology for maximum visibility
  • Bracketless wiper blades are designed for quieter performance and a smoother wipe

2. Check Your Headlights

Headlights dim over time. If one light has burnt out it is likely the next one will burn out soon, so be sure to change them in pairs.

  • Upgrade to whiter, brighter headlights to improve visibility and reaction time
  • Renew your hazy, dull headlight lenses with the 3M Lens Renewal Kit

What you need to know

Browse online or visit your local AutoZone and ask an AutoZoner which product is right for you. We’re ready to give you the expert advice you need to do the job with confidence.

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