Signs you need to replace your car headlights

October 28th, 2020 by

Your car headlights play an integral part in your car’s performance, especially when you’re driving in inclement weather (like rain or snow) and at night. They allow you to have visibility of your surroundings and also allow other drivers and pedestrians to see you on the road, so it’s critical that they’re working at all times. However, just like any other part they do wear out over time and need to be restored and have bulbs replaced. Toyota of Orlando’s service team is here to share 4 signs you’ve got car headlight issues and need to pay our Toyota service center a visit.

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4 signs you need headlight service at Toyota of Orlando

Sign #1: Your low beams work, but your high beams don’t. 

Can you turn on your headlights like you usually would but when it’s time to use the high beams, you get no response from them? You may have a burnt out bulb, so try replacing that first. If that doesn’t do the trick, you might have blown a fuse or have an issue with wiring. Have our Orlando auto service team take a look at it to troubleshoot.

Sign #2: Your headlights seem dimmer than usual. 

You know how your car headlights should look and if they seem dimmer than usual, it’s typically indicative of one of two problems. Your headlight bulb may be on its way out (which is an easy fix – just replace it) or you may have a corroded or damaged ground wire. If replacing the bulb doesn’t fix the issues, schedule an appointment at Toyota of Orlando.

Sign #3: The light coming from them is flickering. 

Is the light coming from your car headlights flickering and uneven? If so, it could mean your bulbs are going bad (remember, they wear out over time). Flickering means they’re very close to not working at all. If the bulbs aren’t the culprit, you could have issues with a problematic battery connection or even a bad harness. In these cases, it’s best to let the experts take a look.

Sign #4: You keep blowing fuses. 

If your headlights keep giving out on you and you find burnt out fuses under the hood constantly, you might have a larger wiring or electrical problem on your hands. Our Orlando Toyota car care team can help you pinpoint and repair the issue.

Don’t drive with burnt out lights or broken lenses

Remember, we’re here to help with everything from a simple bulb replacement to overall headlight restoration to replacing a smashed headlight (taping it up won’t work long term, just FYI). It’s illegal to drive without two working headlights and you can find yourself with a hefty ticket to pay if you get pulled over. Let us help you avoid the issue and fix all of your lighting issues at our Toyota service center and Toyota collision center today.

Give us a call – we’re here seven days a week with the longest service hours in Central Florida at (407) 298-0001! You can also stop by to see us and ask all of your lighting questions at 3575 Vineland Road, just off I-4 across from the Millenia Mall.

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