How To Replace Your Headlights

October 1, 2019 5:10 pm Published by

Fall is almost here and that means it is about to get darker earlier, the weather is about to take a turn for the worse, and the visibility on the road is going to be reduced. One of the best ways to combat this reduction in visibility is to keep your headlights working well. Not only will fully functional headlights help you stay safe on the roads, they will help you avoid costly tickets from concerned police. You can easily test your headlights and taillights yourself to see how well they are functioning and replace them as necessary. If you are looking for replacement lights, new headlight covers, or any other parts you need, come into your local U Pull And Pay today. Our expert staff will happily help you find the exact parts you need and give you the guidance you need to become a master DIY mechanic.

Test Your Lights

Start your test by giving your car a good look over. It is generally a good practice to inspect your car a few times a year to make sure that you stay ahead of any potential issues before they become costly repairs. You can test your headlights and taillights very quickly and easily. Wait until it starts to get dark, or put your car in your garage so that you can easily see the brightness of your lights.

Test your headlights by turning them on and checking their brightness. If one is substantially brighter than the other, it may be on its way out, and if one is extremely dim, you need to replace them both immediately. You can run the same test on your taillights by either having someone else help you by pushing your brakes and inspecting your taillights and brake lights or simply by putting a brick on your brake pedal and checking the lights. As with your headlights, if one of your taillights is going out or fading, you should replace both at the same time.

Replace Your Lights

Replacing your lights is a surprisingly quick and easy process. Start by bringing your old lightbulb into U Pull And Pay to ensure that you pick up the right replacement. Once you have your replacement, pop your hood and look for the headlight holder. It should be easily spotted and have three wires running to the bulb. Disconnect the wires by pushing down on the plastic catch that attaches the holder to the headlight. Once the wires have been disconnected you should be able to easily pop off the back of the headlight holder and remove the old bulb. Wipe your new bulb down with an alcohol wipe and try not to handle the bulb, as the oils on your skin can be an issue later down the line. If installed correctly, you shouldn’t be able to see any of the bulb’s rubber gasket. Test your lights by turning them on and checking them before you go for your next drive.

If you are looking for the best prices on bulbs in town, come into your local U Pull And Pay today. Our DIY mechanic experts will help you get the exact parts you need at a price that can’t be beat!


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This post was written by Jonathan Kling