If you’ve ever been driving around Cromwell, and had a headlight go out, you’ve probably just wanted to replace the bad bulb. If your car uses halogen headlights, they dim over time. So if you just put in one, they won’t have the same brightness, which can be distracting and will affect your field of vision.
To have your headlights inspected, visit us at Ultimate Automotive Truck & Equipment. We’re at 551 Main Street in Cromwell,, Connecticut 06416. Or give us a call at 8606354133.
Experts at Ultimate Automotive Truck & Equipment recommend replacing your halogen headlights every year. It’s easy to remember if you do it when Daylight Saving Time changes in the fall. That way you’ll have bright headlights for those long Connecticut winter nights.
There are other types of headlights in addition to halogen. There are the old standard bulbs that have been around for decades. These are OK, but you can usually upgrade to halogen. They cost a little more but you can’t believe the difference. If you do a lot of night driving you might want to use a premium halogen bulb that filters out the yellow hues and gives a very white light that’s a lot like daylight.
You may have noticed those bluish headlights on luxury cars. They are high intensity discharge or, HID lights. They really light up the road. You can upgrade to HID on some vehicles. These cost quite a bit, but they’ll last for the life of your car. If you want your friends to think you have HIDs, you can get halogens with a bluish tint – no one needs to know.
Seriously, though, night driving is all about reaction time – time to stop – time to get out of the way. You can’t react to what you can’t see. You need headlights that’ll give you a good view down the road and good peripheral vision as well. Your headlights need to be aimed correctly so you can see and to keep your lights from shining off into oncoming traffic.
You may have seen older vehicles with headlights that are awfully dim and maybe even yellow. That’s because the plastic headlight lenses have gotten cloudy and yellowed with age. They can be replaced, but many Cromwell, service centers offer a service to restore the lens that’s a lot cheaper.
You can’t drive if you can’t see. AAA reports that nine out of ten vehicles have dirty or yellowed headlights. So run the window squeegee over your headlights when you gas up to clear the dirt and bugs. Get your lenses restored if they need it and don’t forget to replace your standard or halogen bulbs every fall.
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