One way you can avoid needing car repairs or our dent removal services is to make sure your vehicle is ready for anything Mother Nature throws at you. An element that can make driving treacherous is fog. Luckily, many modern vehicles are available with fog lights, which can make driving in hard-to-see conditions a much safer endeavor for you and everyone who shares the road with you.

Having an understanding of fog will help you appreciate how fog lights work and why they’re a sought-after safety feature. Fog is common in areas that have large bodies of water close by. When the weather conditions are appropriate, it can cause small water droplets to float in the air, typically starting about 18 inches or so above the earth’s surface. These tiny drops of water act like a cloud that blocks your view of the roadway.

When your headlights hit fog, the fog reflects the light back in your direction, which makes it even harder to see what’s ahead. The effect is even more extreme if you try to use your headlights in foggy conditions.

Fog lights can improve your visibility in a wide range of weather conditions, such as fog, snow, mist, and blowing sand. Factory-equipped fog lights are placed as low as possible on an automobile. On newer cars, you’ll often see fog lights positioned on the lower bumper.

Because fog typically settles just above the ground and fog lights are placed so low, the light beam emanating from the fog lights is able to illuminate the road. While fog lights lack the reach of headlights, they’re normally able to light up enough of the road for motorists to drive safely.

To learn more about fog lights, contact or visit our Jacksonville, FL collision center. Everyone at Fields Collision Center Jacksonville looks forward to hearing from you soon.