Four Things You Need to Know about Your Car’s Headlights

What do you know about headlights in your car? If you’re like most car owners, you probably have a rudimentary knowledge of how they work and what they do. But there are some tidbits you might not know about headlights and keeping them operational that Young Automotive wants to share with you.

Headlights Dimmer than You Expect?

It’s not uncommon at all for headlights to be dimmer than you expect them to be, usually when you’re driving at night. Sometimes the answer is that the bulb is gradually dying. Or you could have a problem with the alternator or the battery. But very often? The problem is that the headlight cover is scratched or yellowed. Repairing that can bring your headlights back to their full brightness.

If One Bulb Goes Out, the Other Might Not Be Far Behind

Lots of car owners make the mistake of just changing one bulb when it goes out. Very often, however, the other bulb isn’t that far behind the first. Save yourself time and energy and get both replaced at the same time. You’re also going to help ensure that they’re both good bulbs for a long time to come.

Your Headlights Won’t Last Forever

The bottom line is that your headlights aren’t going to last forever and that can be a big surprise to a lot of car owners. There are separate bulbs in each headlight, just like there are in your car’s taillights. If you want to know roughly how long your car’s headlights are likely to last, double check the owner’s manual. There may be some information there that can help you to know when you might expect the bulbs to start having issues so you can replace them proactively.

You Might Be Able to Upgrade Your Headlights

Aftermarket headlights are definitely a thing for just about every car, but it’s also usually possible to change out the headlight type. This is especially helpful if you want longer lasting LED headlight bulbs, for instance, but that’s not what came with your car. Check out the various options to determine which ones will help you to see better at night, because that’s what really matters.

Want some help with your car’s headlights? We can take care of that for you here at Young Automotive in Sturgeon Bay, WI. Your car’s headlights are a crucial part of keeping you and your passengers safe, so it’s vital that you don’t overlook caring for your headlights.


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