Headlights are your first line of defense on a vehicle. If you can’t see objects on the road, you can’t react. To prevent this, you must be proactive about headlight maintenance. Here are the four best practices recommended by CarCare.org for proper headlight maintenance year-round.
Understand the choices in headlight performance levels. There are a variety of choices available on the market to help suit individual needs. There are options available that offer brighter down the road visibility or whiter light which improves contrast and helps drivers distinguish objects on the side of the road better than basic headlights.
Replace before burnout.We’ve all seen them – vehicles traveling on dark roads, with a burned-out headlight. This poses a risk to both the driver and others on the road. With one headlight out, you are essentially seeing half as well as you could. If you can’t remember the last time headlights were changed, it is probably time for replacements.
Always replace in pairs. Headlights dim over time and a new bulb with an old bulb creates an uneven field of vision, which can be a huge distraction on the road for drivers and oncoming traffic.
Do it yourself.This can be a simple project that doesn’t require a mechanic. There are various online guides and resources to help consumers swap out headlight bulbs in a matter of minutes. You can consult your vehicles owner’s manual for bulb/headlight replacement procedures, needed tools and safety precautions. Always wear safety glasses and work gloves for protection. If you don't want to tackle this on your own, give Griesbach Auto a call or schedule online and we are more than happy to help you out.
Regular cleaning of your headlights is also a great car care tip. The next time you are cleaning your windows while refueling, remember to give your headlights a thorough cleaning.
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