It’s a fact, working headlights are one thing your car can’t live without. If they aren’t working, driving at night, or in bad weather would be impossible to be able to see or other vehicles to see you. Don’t delay in replacing your headlights, brake lights, or any other exterior lights when they are out or not working properly.
Replace your headlight bulbs when:
If your headlights and other exterior lights are properly working, they can decrease the chances of accidents and allow your car to be more visible to other vehicles as you signal, stop, turn or in case of emergency, turn on your hazard lights. For this reason, it is vital to replace them if they lose their brightness due to age or break to increase visibility. Not only it will help prevent accidents, but it will help you avoid being stopped by law enforcement with a citation.
It all depends on how much your headlights are used. Just like the lightbulbs in your home, the more you use your car’s headlights, the sooner they should be replaced. Of course, if you drive with your headlights on constantly, the headlights will burn out sooner.
Also, it depends on what type of bulbs your vehicle has. The LED (Light Emitting Diode) lasts the longest over the HID (High Intensity Discharge) and Halogen bulbs. Of course, if your headlight bulbs have gone out or have become dimmer, it’s recommended that you replace them as soon as possible. In addition, if you see that you have a cracked headlight lens, moisture, or dust in it, it’s a good idea to have it serviced.
We at Southern Motor Works will examine your car’s headlights, turn signals, brake lights, hazard lights and will determine whether you need replacements and install them for you. Call us today for an appointment.