Car and truck headlights are something you can’t do without. Not only is it illegal to drive at night with headlights that aren’t working properly, it’s also dangerous. They don’t just help you see, but they help other driver’s see you. Headlights are vital to your safety while driving, so keep that in mind when you replace them.
Should I Replace Both of My Headlights When Only One is Dead?
It’s not necessary, but it’s a good idea that will save you the hassle of replacing the other one right away. Especially if the dead headlight is out because of a normal burnout, the other bulb is likely not far behind.
Make sure you check to see if it’s the high beam or the low beam that is out. Some vehicles have separate bulbs for each.
Which Headlights Are The Best?
There are a lot of different types of replacement headlights. From LEDs to the bluish Xenon to halogen, making the choice can be tricky, but there’s a rule of thumb to help you decide: the brighter, the better. You should replace your headlights with the brightest ones you can afford, to ensure that you have the best visibility possible when you drive. There are bulbs available at your local Blain’s Farm & Fleet that are twice as bright as standard halogen bulbs that will allow you to see and be seen better, which will keep you safer as you drive.
What If I Need More Than Just A Bulb?
If you have a cracked or damaged headlight lens or housing, Blain’s Farm & Fleet also carries headlight assemblies for many vehicles.
If your headlight lenses are dirty, cloudy, scuffed or scratched, you can use headlight lens restorer to bring them back to a like-new shine.
Installing Replacement Headlight Bulbs
On most cars and trucks, replacing a headlight bulb is simple: just open the hood and take off the back of the headlight housing. Some are attached with screws, while others snap or clip into place with plastic fasteners. Once you take off the backing, just remove the old bulb and plug in the new one. Reattach the headlight housing and test the light before driving the vehicle again.