Your headlights and taillights on your car, truck, or SUV are safety items for driving in the dark, fog, or rain. It helps other drivers to see you coming on the road with your headlights on and it helps you to see them too. Taillights are always red when they are illuminated to show you if another vehicle is going away from you. In the same sense, headlights are white so you know another vehicle is approaching you head-on.
Your headlight and taillight bulbs can vary on how long they will last. Some of the factors are your usage, how often you drive with them on and the type of bulbs they use. Halogen bulbs are the oldest type in vehicles and they can last anywhere from 450 hours to 1,000 hours. HID headlights last longer with an average between 2,000 and 3,000 hours, which is approximately 90,000 miles. Xenon headlights last up to 10,000 hours and LED headlights lasts around 30,000 hours.
Fortunately, there are a few signs that your headlights or taillights may be failing. You may notice that they are dimmer than usual indicating that they are nearing the end of their life. Your headlights or taillights may flicker on and off or it may be entirely out. It's much easier to notice when your headlights are out rather than your taillights because you may not see a faulty taillight unless someone informs you of it.
As soon as you notice any sign of a bulb going out, you should get them replaced right away. You will be unsafe while driving in any condition other than in the daytime if your headlights or out and a failed taillight won't alert cars behind you so they may wreck into you from the rear. It is also against the law to drive without headlights or taillights and you could get a sizable ticket.
You should only trust a professional dealership, such as Briggs Dodge RAM Fiat for all of your replacement bulbs. We carry a large inventory of all the different types of headlight and taillight bulbs for quick service. Our certified technicians know exactly which type of bulbs you need for a replacement in your particular make and model of vehicle. We offer fresh coffee and free Wi-Fi while you wait in our comfortable customer waiting lounge. Our number one concern is to make sure you get back on the road quickly and safely.