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Should I Replace Both Headlights?

Learn about replacing your headlight bulbs with Blain’s Farm & Fleet and Philips Automotive Lighting.

When one headlight burns out, you may ask yourself if you should replace only the burnt out light or both bulbs. Headlights dim over time and this can jeopardize your safety on the road – especially when your bulbs aren’t balanced. There are actually a few reasons to replace both bulbs at the same time. Learn more about replacing your headlights in pairs with Philips Automotive Lighting and Blain’s Farm & Fleet.

Should I Replace Both Headlights?
Headlights dim over time, jeopardizing your safety on the road. Learn more about replacing your headlights in pairs with Blain’s Farm & Fleet.

Life Expectancy 

Factory-installed bulbs have about the same life expectancy. So when one bulb burns out, you can assume the other bulb isn’t far behind. By only replacing one of the bulbs, you’re risking the other one going out. Not only is driving with a headlight out unsafe, but you can also get a ticket.

Consistent Visibility

Nighttime visibility can be affected when you have two different headlight bulbs. With one new and one old headlight, you’re not as visible to other drivers. Old bulbs give a dimmer output and provide less light on the road. With two new headlights bulbs, you have full nighttime visibility and get the full output from your headlights. When you get all the light possible from your bulbs, you and your family will be safer on the road.

Easy Installation

Changing your headlight bulbs means getting under the hood – or under your car, depending on your vehicle. When you replace one bulb, you might as well replace the other. You won’t have to get back under the hood for a while when you replace both bulbs at the same time.

Choosing the right headlight bulbs for your car is important, too. Read through our headlights article to learn more about the basics of buying the right bulbs. April is car care month, and at Blain’s Farm & Fleet, we know cars. For more tips on tires, under-the-hood DIY repair, and vehicle accessories, visit our Automotive blog.

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