Headlight bulbs provide visibility for drivers and alert both pedestrians and other motorists to a vehicle’s presence. Bulbs are primarily composed of glass, a low pressure inert gas, a filament, and wires. Using the electricity provided by a vehicle’s charging system, bulbs produce a strong, steady light. A motorist can alter the bulb’s level of brightness to a low or high beam setting. Motorists tend to use low beams at night or during periods of inclement weather. In contrast, drivers generally use high beams at night when it is especially dark and other sources of lights are unavailable. When bulbs produce light at the high beam setting they can also cause glare, so drivers should be careful when using high beams around others. Some higher quality bulbs will function at optimal levels for several years. All headlight bulbs will eventually require replacement as their filaments fail from use over time.
Why Should You Have Headlight Bulb Replacement Services Performed At FX Mobile Mechanic Services?
When your lights no longer illuminate the road as brightly as they once did, it might be time to visit us so our service staff can replace your headlight bulbs. When one or more of your bulbs burn out, allow us to help. We’ll work with you to find the correct replacement bulb for your vehicle’s particular make and model. Our knowledgeable employees will ensure that your new headlights provide you with the proper visibility while causing little to no interference to other motorists. We understand it is important for you to have trustworthy, functioning headlight bulbs equipped on your vehicle, and we would like the opportunity to help you find and install suitable replacements. Just contact us online or give us a call the next time your headlight bulbs begin to dim.
DESCRIPTION OF ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS
The electrical and electronic systems in your vehicle are responsible for routing power and information in order to dictate the behavior of certain systems. The electrical systems are linked by wiring, fuses, circuit breakers, and relays. Loose or broken wiring, poor pin fits, and broken connectors or switches may lead to intermittent power or a completely inoperative system. When you begin experiencing trouble with your electrical and electronic systems, ask yourself these questions: How often does this problem occur, and how long does this problem persist? The more information you are able to provide to our staff during an electrical and electronic systems service, the quicker we will be able to recreate the same conditions, and ultimately hone in on the exact problem.
BENEFITS OF ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS
If your vehicle experiences an electrical or electronic systems failure, it is beneficial to have the problem repaired quickly. A vehicle with electrical problems may not start, or it may become inoperative. Our experts are able to diagnose and repair problems during an electrical and electronic systems service. We can locate shorts, grounds, open, and resistance problems in electrical and electronic circuits, and we can repair wiring harnesses and connectors along with electrical wiring and solder repair. Our staff is also able to diagnose the cause of uneven headlight brightness, intermittent lights, dim lights, and inoperative lights. In addition, we can service headlights and bulbs as well as correct intermittent turning signal and hazard light operation. Motor-driven accessory circuits, heated glass operation, and electric lock operation are all concerns for our staff as we begin to diagnose the electrical and electronic issue. In the end, our staff will work hard to get you driving a safe and functional vehicle again.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO REPLACE CAR HEADLIGHTS?
Cost to replace a headlight
The cost to replace a bulb and headlight can vary greatly depending on the car’s make and model and whether you do the work yourself or have it done at a dealership or mechanic.
“If you go to the dealership, it will always be more expensive,” FX Mobile Mechanic Services says. “But you have peace of mind that you’re getting a quality product [from the manufacturer] but at a considerably higher cost.”
FX Mobile Mechanic Services says the average cost he pays for a halogen bulb for a customer is $15 to $20. He charges $30-50 per headlight for installation.
According to aftermarket parts retailer AutoZone, the average cost of a halogen bulb is about $15 to $20, while HID bulbs typically cost $100 or more.
FX Mobile Mechanic Services says the average cost to replace an entire headlight assembly is $150 to $400.
FX Mobile Mechanic Services recommends having both headlights replaced at the same time to avoid uneven light. Experts say that because headlights dim over time, it’s best to replace them when you notice they’re less effective, so they don’t completely burn out first.
HEADLIGHT RESTORATION AS AN OPTION
Because all vehicles are different, FX Mobile Mechanic Services says it’s important research your specific make, if you plan to change the headlight or bulb yourself.
“Search the Internet and YouTube for tips on changing your headlight,” FX Mobile Mechanic Services says. “Chances are good someone somewhere will have done it and posted something about it.”
Addison says it’s critical to note that headlight restoration is an alternative to replacing headlights in cases where the glass or plastic housing has become foggy due to exposure from the sun or other environmental factors.
“You really have to replace the protective coating with another coating, such as clearcoat, in order to provide protection to the headlight surface again,” FX Mobile Mechanic Services says.
Typically, detailers will use a fine-grain sandpaper to remove a thick layer of the plastic headlight cover. Following that, the surface is polished and protected with a sealant with UV protection.
The cost of headlight restoration is typically between $40 and $120 for both headlights, according to auto detailers.
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