Your vehicle bulbs are just like your battery, they don’t give the same quality of life throughout their lifespan. Therefore, when your lights start to dim it’s in your best interest to change them to ensure your safety especially when it comes to highway or grid road driving. Replacing your bulbs before they fail will also prevent them from dying at inconvenient times.
How and where you drive will affect the longevity of your bulbs. People who drive more often in the hours of darkness may not expect their bulbs to last as long as a daytime only driver. Vibration and condensation are also a large contributing factor to bulb deterioration; repeated jarring from potholes and inadequate surfaces can severely reduce the life of your car bulbs.
Your bulbs should be replaced in pairs before they fail on an annual basis if used regularly for optimum performance. This will prevent inconvenient and sometimes dangerous failure when you need the light the most.
A good time to have your bulbs replaced is when you have your regular maintenance done. Your mechanic will fit your bulbs correctly and have the beams adjusted to provide you with as much light as possible. It’s extremely important to keep up with your maintenance and have your vehicle looked over on a regular basis as you may not even know you have a bulb burnt out.
When your head light or tail light burns out your vehicle doesn’t have any signals that tell you; you may be driving with only one head light or tail light which can be dangerous for you and other drivers. However, if your signal light burns out when you signal the arrow will blink faster and it will make a faster ‘ticking’ noise.
When having any type of servicing done at the Capital Ford Quicklane a full 360 vehicle inspection is done which includes your head lights, tail lights, break lights, and signal lights. Be sure to listen to your service adviser as they will go over your inspection with you. Drive safe!