Late winter and early spring is the messiest time of year on our streets and highways. Water, grime and salt spray not only makes a mess of our cars and trucks, it can actually make driving quite hazardous.
We were recently visiting another city and the streets were very wet due to melting snow. Regular shots of windshield washer fluid kept our vision clear for the day, but when we set out for home after dark, it was quite a different story. Once we left the city and started out on a rural highway, it was like our headlights were completely burned out. Our headlights were so coated with grime and salt-spray that they were rendered completely useless.
As soon as possible, we exited on to a side road and cleaned off the headlights with several Wet-Ones hand wipes. This fixed the situation and we were back on the road in no time with a perfectly safe view of the road.
We now make sure that we have a full water spray bottle and a good supply of hand wipes along before venturing off on a road trip. The spray bottle is especially handy for blasting grime off of the following vital items.
- Side mirrors
- Marker lights
- Rear view camera lens
These two items can make world of difference so that you can see and be seen at night and during inclement weather.