Fog or driving lights are not working Inspection

What does Fog or driving lights are not working entail

A top-rated mobile mechanic will come to your home or office to determine the why your fog or driving lights have failed. The mechanic will then provide a detailed inspection report outlining the nature of the failure and the cost of any repairs that need to be made.

Keep in mind

  • While driving without functioning fog lights or driving lights is not illegal, it can be difficult for drivers who live in areas where there is low light, or where fog is prevalent, to strictly use the vehicle’s high and low beams exclusively. The wide beam that fog lights produce, are specifically designed to cut through rough weather like fog, and are typically placed towards the bottom of the car to help illuminate the road. The extra lighting ability of driving lights, especially on dark, winding roads, can help drivers avoid potentially dangerous situations. While for some vehicles, fog and driving lights may be a luxury, their usefulness in hazardous situations cannot be overlooked.

How it's done

  • When checking electric components on your vehicle, especially, fuses and relays, the mechanic will bring a multimeter which will help him or her diagnose what specific component has failed. The mechanic will begin by first examining the car to look for any signs of superficial damage (e.g. broken lights, frayed or incomplete wiring). If there is no superficial damage to the car, the mechanic but then begin examining the different components along the electrical circuit. The mechanic will most likely begin by inspecting the vehicle’s fuses. A typical vehicle has many fuses corresponding to different functions like lights, the radio, and auxiliary power sources. The mechanic will check the fuses specific to the fog and driving lights to ensure that it isn’t blown. If it is, he or she will replace the fuse with another one appropriate for the amperage needs of the circuit. If the fuses are in good working order, the mechanic will inspected the bulbs in the fog and driving lights to ensure that they are functioning properly. A bad bulb will typically have a broken filament which prevents current from running through the bulb and illuminating the gas inside. If the bulb needs to be replaced, a mechanic will replace it with a bulb that is appropriate for the vehicle. If the mechanic suspects a bad relay, he or she will find the corresponding relay for the fog and driving lights and use a multimeter to test the resistance of the of the unit. If the relay is not function properly, the mechanic will replace it and ensure that it is wired up properly. In all cases, the mechanic will be sure to test your lights before he or she leaves to ensure that they are working properly.


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