Drivers should ensure their headlights are operating safely in the cold winter weather. A warning has been issued against using automatic headlights this winter from the motoring experts at John Clark Motor Group. The potential dangers of relying on automatic headlights in frosty weather have been highlighted, and advice for drivers on spotting this problem has been offered.
The automatic headlight control system in cars enables the vehicle to detect brightness from the outdoors and activate the lights when the sensor level drops. However, the unpredictable British winter weather can impact the effectiveness of this sensor, causing it to work incorrectly. Additionally, daytime running lights in new vehicles can activate white headlights at the front but leave the tail lights in the dark, increasing the risk of a rear-end collision.
To avoid the risk of not being seen on dark winter roads, John Clark Motor Group recommends manually changing the headlights to the correct settings for better visibility. They stressed the importance of being careful when driving in winter conditions and always manually setting the headlights for a safer driving experience.