Your headlamps are an essential part of your vehicle’s safety equipment. They should be on at all times and require little maintenance. Most headlamps have a halogen bulb inside a lens. When the bulb burns out, it should be replaced by another bulb of the same kind. Some bulbs are easy to change, but some require dismantling parts under the hood. In this case, we recommend you go see a certified NAPA AUTOPRO technician. It may also be the case that an electric relay has burned out and is preventing power from reaching the headlamps.
The same applies for every other light on your vehicle (fog lights, brake lights, back-up lights, licence-plate lights, turn-signal lights, etc.). Once again, you can replace these bulbs yourself or you can ask a certified NAPA AUTOPRO technician. Making sure your lights are working properly is something that can easily be done when you get your oil changed.
If, over time, your polycarbonate headlight lenses become yellow or foggy, a headlight restoration kit will make them look new again. You can also bring your vehicle to a car care professional—it’ll be much less expensive than replacing your lenses entirely.
According to the Highway Safety Code, your headlamps and other lights are part of your vehicle’s safety equipment. So you may get a warning or a fine if you drive with lights that aren’t working. Headlamps and lights are important—they allow you to see, be seen, and get home safe!