Just like batteries, headlights and brake lights need regular inspections to make sure they are serviceable. The end of daylight savings and the start of winter are a great time to remind fleet drivers and employees with novated leases to check their lights front and rear.
They are easy check with the help of a friend or family member so novated lease and fleet drivers should be doing it regularly. Workshops also play an important role with service reminders for vehicles that have sat idle, or missed a service in during 2020.
“Heading into winter is always more dangerous on the roads. They’re often wet, we have reduced visibility from rain and fog and less daylight hours means we’re more likely to use our headlights driving to and from work. On top of this, drivers may find themselves out of practice after months of lockdown. It’s never been more important to ‘see and be seen’,” cautions NARVA Marketing Manager, Jake Smith.
“Checking vehicle lighting function may be common practice with vehicle safety and service checks, but this rarely extends beyond a simple on/off test or levelling check against a wall, which doesn’t say a lot about the effectiveness of that light on the road,” Jake says.
NARVA stresses the importance of educating customers on adequate vehicle lighting and the difference that refreshing or upgrading their globes can make to road safety and confidence when driving at night or in inclement weather. “Halogen globe light output diminishes over time and performance globes can make a big difference to visibility when factory headlights lackluster. Up to 150% more light is achieved when it comes to our brightest halogen performance globe, the Plus 150,” he said.
Meanwhile, frequent road users and professional drivers may see the value in NARVA’s latest trade range addition, the EVERLIFE performance globes, which offer up to four times the life of a standard halogen globe. “Blown globes are not only unsafe; they can result in costly fines and lost productivity for working drivers. NARVA introduced EVERLIFE specifically for motorists who cover a lot of kilometers. Just like the rest of our halogen performance globes, they are ADR approved and draw no more power than your standard globes,” said Jake.
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