Fullerton Headlight Repair
Over the past few decades headlight technology has come a long way. Headlights, also sometimes referred to as headlamps, and come in a variety of types from classic sealed beams to modern halogen lights, xenon and even LED bulbs.
Good headlights will help you out in difficult weather with a wide but focused beam of light that can save your life from night tome road hazards or an oncoming traffic with limited visibility on a stormy nights. Where we once had to settle for dull and discolored car headlamps, now we can choose from the brightest white light or a 7-color RGB DRL Bar headlight that mounts on the top of your off-road vehicle, virtually erasing the darkness.
Today’s vehicles use standard or halogen bulbs, which are much brighter. HID lights use a high-intensity discharge to create white light for much safer driving conditions at night. You can also upgrade to LED bulbs. They cost more, but their powerful brightness makes driving at night safer and more comfortable.
Finding replacement headlight bulbs is crucial to a safe ride and heightened visibility. Unfortunately, not all headlights are the same so always consult with your owners manual for the specific lamp you may need. Do you need a whole replacement headlight assembly or do you have an H4 conversion and only need to find a headlight compatible with your housing. Replacing some bulbs requires dismantling parts under the hood. Sometimes an electric relay burns out and prevents electrical power from reaching the headlights. If this seems a bit overwhelming visit Orozco’s Auto Service of Fullerton our ASE certified technicians have the tools and the knowledge to install the right light the first time.
Don’t forget the headlight lenses
Over time and based on road conditions the plastic headlight lenses become yellow or foggy, which will block a lot of light. This is fairly common with todays older vehicles. Visit Orozco’s Auto Service and our ASE certified technicians can make them look new again with special cleaners and polishes, and a hard protective finish. It’s much less expensive than having the lenses replaced.
Below is a list of a variety of available headlights products
REFLECTOR HEADLIGHTS – These are the oldest of the bunch and were often considered dull stock headlights.
PROJECTOR HEADLIGHTS – once only found in European performance cars, but today they are common.
H4 CONVERSIONS – the most accessible aftermarket upgrade the average driver can make to their driving lights.
HALOGEN HEADLIGHTS – combine two gasses to create a more efficient lighting environment than old-school filament bulbs.
HID HEADLIGHTS (XENON HEADLIGHTS) – high-intensity headlights give the most visibility to the driver. After filling a glass tube with Xenon gas, an arc of electric current is run through the bulb to produce incredibly hot plasma-filled white-blue lights.
LED HEADLIGHTS – activate with a speed that almost makes them almost automatic headlights. small and compact, but unfortunately get very hot and need expensive components to make them fully efficient.
Headlights may be the most prominent lights on your vehicle but there’s may other important lights. Brake lights, back-up lights, license-plate lights, turn-signal lights, fog lights, and more. All these lights require regular inspections and maintenance. Additionally, Highway Safety Codes designate headlights and other automotive lights as part of your vehicle’s safety equipment. So, you can avoid a fine by ensuring that all your lights are working properly.
If you are concerned about any of your vehicles lights including headlights or you would like to upgrade any of your lights call Orozco’s Auto Service of Fullerton today at 714-525-3239. Keep your vehicle in good condition and ensure the safety of yourself, your loved ones, and those around you!
Orozco’s Auto Service Fullerton – Orange County, CA
1018 W. Orangethorpe Avenue, Fullerton, CA 92833, USA
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