Tips on How to Change a Headlight

January 23rd, 2020 by

Regardless of the type of car that you have, having two working headlights is one of the most important safety features in your car. Your car’s headlights play a pivotal role in helping you see where you are going in addition to increasing your visibility to other cars. If you see that one of your headlights in your Ford Flex in Crestwood has unexpectedly gone out, there’s no need to panic. Replacing a headlight is simple and inexpensive to do on your own.

Get the Light You Need
There are a variety of different headlights from which you can choose when you are at the store, but not such a huge variety that you won’t know where to start. If you have hesitations about what bulb is best for your particular vehicle, feel free to ask a salesperson at the store; they will be able to easily help you! In terms of tools, you’ll also need to have a Phillips screwdriver, and it is a good idea to have alcohol wipes and tissues to clean and hold the new bulb.

Find the Headlight Holder
You’ll be able to access your headlight through the engine compartment. You can access this by opening up the hood; there, you’ll find a bulb holder and a power connector. Take the power wires out and remove the old bulb. As soon as the new bulb is out of the packaging, make sure that you handle it with gloves to avoid getting any of your skin’s oils onto the bulb. Once the bulb is in your car, reattach the wires and test your lights to make sure that they work.

Change Both at Once
If one of your headlights is out, you should change both of them at one time. Chances are, if one goes out, the other is going to go out soon after. You’ll be happy that you changed both at once!

If you need help changing the light in your Ford Flex in Crestwood, don’t hesitate to contact our team at Hawk Ford of Oak Lawn.

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