With winter drawing in it's advisable to ensure your car's lights and wipers are clean and in working order, says the Car Care Council.
Rich White, executive director of the US-based body, says that lights and wipers play a crucial role in road safety but are particularly important during the cold and dark months.
He added: "From the driver's seat you may not notice a light that isn't working, so inspect all of your car's lights and replace those that are out. Also, inspect and replace wiper blades so you can see clearly when wet weather hits."
In addition to ensuring lights work property prior to a journey, you should also ensure that they are clear and bright, something specialist glass cleaner would help with. Dirt and debris can build up if left unattended to and dim your lights from being seen by other road users.
Mr White's comments echo those made recently by Caroline Holmes, spokeswoman for road charity the Institute of Advanced Motorists.
Posted by Mark Henderson