Learning how to aim fog lights correctly helps you be more visible out on the road. It also prevents you from accidentally blinding motorists in the oncoming lane.
Check out these 2 tips from our friends at NAPA Know How for adjusting your fog lights for maximum visibility:
- Find a Wall and a Flat Surface
To aim the lights properly, you need a completely flat stretch of pavement with a 90-degree wall in front of it. You’ll also need a marker and a tape measure to assist you in backing up exactly 25′ from the wall.
2. Wiggle, Wiggle
The 2nd step is to make small adjustments to keep the lights pointed at the right spot. Using the marker, place a small dot in the center of each headlight. Next measure the distance from the dot to the pavement on the car. Then make a small mark on the wall that is at the same height as the center of the fog lights as they are mounted on your vehicle (use the tape measure for each mark). Then, using the adjustment screws, drop the aim of the fog lights about four inches under that bulls-eye.
This will move the beam of light to avoid fog while also avoiding the eyes of oncoming traffic.
You will need to re-aim your fog lights from time to time. If you notice one light seems to be pointed in a slightly different direction than the other, go back to the wall and complete the process again.
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