Replace Your Headlights Sooner Than Later

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September 12, 2018

Your car's headlights, taillights and brake lights are critical for safe driving.  As the days get shorter during the fall months, your headlights will be on longer so now is a great time to make sure you can see and be seen while on the road by checking that all the light bulbs are functioning, and cleaning or replacing any cloudy or scratched lenses.

Why you should replace headlights?

Dimming or burned out headlight bulbs mean you can't see the road and other drivers can't see you. It's a recipe for danger and can also bring you a costly ticket from your local police if you don't get them fixed. And with todays new technology there are plenty of options for improved visibility, including LED and Xenon bulbs. Even changing out your old halogen headlights for newer models can provide 30 percent brighter light and up to 25 percent more down-road visibility. So there is no reason to tolerate yellow, inadequate, or uneven lighting?

When to replace your headlights?

As a rule of thumb, if one bulb is gone or fading, the other won’t be far behind. So replace both bulbs at the same time. For many vehicles these days, one bulb serves for both high and low beams. In older models, two separate headlight bulbs were used on both sides. Either replace both bulbs or all four bulbs at the same time for a consistent field-of-vision down-road. Consult your owner's manual for the specific needs for your vehicle.

Changing your vehicles burned out bulbs will help to keep you and your occupants safe on the road.

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