How to Extend Your Headlights’ Life 

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Headlights are one of the most important parts on a vehicle, as it helps guide the driver in low-visibility conditions, avoiding harm after dark or during severe weather. Fortunately, there are a number of steps drivers can take to extend the lifespan of their vehicle’s headlights. Below, the team here at Southbank Dodge has broken down everything drivers need to know about keeping headlights alive for as long as they possibly can. 

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Ensure The Headlights are Installed Correctly 

A surprising number of headlight issues are caused by incorrect installation. If your headlights start flickering while in use, the wiring may be loose. Similarly, the loose bulbs may shake while in use. When loose, headlights are more prone to issues, which may result in premature death. Always ensure your headlights are securely in place prior to going on a long trip. 

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Avoid Unnecessary Usage 

One of the easiest ways to avoid premature headlight death is to avoid unnecessary headlight usage. Headlights aren’t intended to be active when additional illumination isn’t needed. By leaving headlights on during the day, you are significantly lowering the lifespan of the bulbs. Don’t turn on your headlights until the sun starts to set or the weather gets cloudy enough to impact visibility. 

Stick to Smooth Roads 

Bumpy roads, especially those with potholes, can negatively impact your headlights’ health and durability. The extra vibration caused by traveling on uneven roads can damage the more delicate components of your headlight bulbs, reducing their longevity. 

Get Your Headlights Repaired or Replaced at Southbank Dodge

When your headlights start to fail, the service team here at Southbank Dodge is the perfect place to go in the Ottawa area for repair or replacement. Drivers can book a service appointment right here on the Southbank Dodge website. Have any questions for our team? Don’t hesitate to reach out to our service team with any questions or concerns by contacting us through our website or by calling (833) 384-0278.