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Summer Sun Glare Driving Tips

It’s Time to Trade Those Ski Goggles for Shades!

But are they enough to reduce sun glare when you drive?

Sun glare is a year-round phenomenon in Cleveland, but we pay a little more attention in the summertime. It’s probably because in the wintertime we can go for weeks at a time without seeing the sun (or so it would seems!). So, in the summertime we get those Ray Bans out and head down 271 with a reckless abandon, breeze blowing through our hair, without a care in the world. But, even with great sunglasses, sun glare can still be an issue. So, what steps can you take to reduce the impact of sun glare on your ability to drive?

First of All… Slow Down!

Just like driving in a rainstorm or a blizzard, the inability to see clearly is going to impact your reaction time and that means you should watch your speed.

Space Out

Hand in hand with your speed is keeping an appropriate braking distance between you and the car in front of you. Leave plenty of room in case the glare prevents you from seeing an unexpected shift in the movement of the car in front of you!

Tint Your Windows

Window tint isn’t just to look cool, it serves a purpose. If you tint your windows to the legal specs, you will notice a difference in your ability to handle glare. States have different tint thresholds so you should always check local regulations first, but for those who wear regular prescription glasses, window tint can be an effective weapon against sun glare.

Wipe the Windows

Little particles of dirt and dust can reflect that sun glare and amplify its effects. Keeping your windshield clean and debris-free can help you see better and reduce the impact of sun glare.

It’s summertime, which sounds like a vacation, but you should never take a vacation from car care. It’s time to get ready for the heat, and that means stopping by your neighborhood Rad Air for a summer vehicle inspection! Schedule your appointment today!


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