Replacing the car’s bulb lights is the most overlooked car maintenance. It’s easy to forget to change the headlights when they function flawlessly every day. Until they don’t. Just like the lights in your home, they need to be replaced periodically to function correctly. Driving without adequately functioning bulb lights can put you and the other road participants in danger. To keep the headlights in top-notch condition and ensure a safe drive, pay attention to the following warning signs because they tell when the light bulbs require replacement.
When you drive the car during the night, you notice that the light coming from the bulbs is dimmer than usual. What may the reason be? There are two possible causes. The first is connected to how often you clean the car because it’s likely a layer of dirt to cover the headlights and decrease their performance. So, before replacing the headlights with new ones, you should clean the car’s headlights thoroughly and check if their effectiveness increases.
If the dimness is still low even after this check-up, the bulbs may be nearing the end of their life, and you need to change them with new ones.
You have been noticing that the headlights are flickering on and off for a while. It can be a serious issue, and you should address it promptly. Flickering often indicates that the filament in the light bulb is excessively worn or damaged or that the car has a faulty connection. Sometimes the bulbs also flicker towards their end of life. No matter the factors that cause the flickering, you should handle the issues as soon as possible. Here is a comprehensive guide on how to replace the car’s lightbulbs.
Single headlight out
It’s challenging to notice that your car has one headlight bulb burn out when behind the wheel. But it’s the tell-tale sign that all the car’s bulb lights are at the end of their lives, and you need to replace them all. Headlights are the most often replaced parts in vehicles, and they’re usually changed in pairs, so once one goes out, expect the other also to do it soon. When the headlights burn out, they prevent you from driving in safe conditions, and you shouldn’t neglect to replace them.
How long does a car light bulb last?
Logic may tell you that the more you use the headlights, the sooner they require replacement. Between nighttime and daytime driving, the lights burn out quickly. Car lamps and bulbs’ lifespan measures in hours of illumination, and high-quality parts last longer than lesser quality ones. Replace them only when they burn out and no longer produce the illumination required to make your drive comfortable and safe. The headlights should be changed with high-quality parts immediately after burning. It’s best to replace the headlights, brake lights, and tailing bulbs in pairs simultaneously to ensure they have the same deterioration degree and age.
And remember, car light bulbs are safety features you don’t want to neglect.