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Damaged automobile headlights should be replaced immediately

Posted on Friday, May 3, 2013 at 5:26:01 PM

Modern vehicles are sold with a number of standard safety features, including airbags, seatbelts and anti-lock brakes. However, one of the most vital features automobiles boast - headlights - is also one which many drivers neglect to have fixed when broken or malfunctioning. Car owners concerned with the high costs of repair can find assistance in auto financing, and should not wait to schedule an appointment at an automobile servicing center.

If a consumer's vehicle has the following issues, they should be addressed immediately by both the driver and a qualified mechanic.

Oxidized lenses
Transparent headlight coverings can be sensitive to heat and humidity, so those cars which are regularly used in areas with both conditions may experience a gradual dimming of the lights and reduced intensity. This may be a relatively easy and inexpensive fix, as no new bulbs need to be purchased and installed.

Burned out bulbs
If a headlight bulb has burned out from extensive use, or been broken during a collision, drivers should have the part replaced as soon as they are able to. Aside from being unsafe, driving during the nighttime hours without properly operating headlights is illegal in many areas, and having just one light out can yield a citation from a law enforcement officer.