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Headlight Repair

Your car's headlights should brightly illuminate the path before your vehicle, so you can get to your destination safely.

Headlight replacement installation repair service

If your headlights reach a state of disrepair, you may struggle to see the roadway when traveling in low light conditions.
Whenever needed, you can have your stock, halogen and LED headlights repaired or replaced by a professional automotive technician to restore their full functionality.

Changing Headlight Bulbs

Modern vehicles allow you to simply change the bulb in the housing to restore the bright characteristics of your headlights. Depending on your vehicle's build type, your technician may need to remove and replace the bumper during the LED headlight bulb installation process. When you plan to change a headlight bulb, also have the technician look over the other lights on your vehicle for dim or burnt out bulbs.

Securing Headlight Replacement

If your headlight housing develops a deep crack or is an older sealed unit, you will need a replacement, rather than abulb replacement. The headlight replacement service can typically be completed quickly using hand and power tools. A Meineke technician can provide you with an estimated headlight replacement cost before starting the necessary service.

Headlight Installation

If the headlight housing on your vehicle has a dulled finish you may only need to have that surface restored to increase the brightness of your lights. Technicians can quickly and efficiently perform the new headlight restoration using a few key tools. The headlight restoration service must be performed properly to avoid scratching or damaging the housing, which is why it is recommended to have a professional technician perform the service.

Car Headlight Replacement Service

Anytime your headlights stop working or you feel like you are struggling to see the road at night, you should have a technician fully inspect your headlights. The technician can explain the reason for the reduced light output from your headlights and let you know if any repairs will be needed to return your vehicle to safe operating conditions. If it is not just a simple bulb replacement, you can have your headlights restored or replaced at that time. Stop by your local Meineke Car Care Center or give them a call to discuss how we can keep your headlights in optimal working condition.

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Headlights FAQs

There are several reasons why a car’s headlights may become foggy or yellow. One common cause is oxidation, as the polycarbonate lens is exposed to air. Road damage can also cause pits and dents on the lens. Dirt and chemicals create an opaque layer that dims the lights.

Yes. You can wash them thoroughly with soapy water, and dry well. Then rub the lens with a soft rag and denatured alcohol. Repeat until the yellow hue is gone.

The cost to replace a bulb and headlight varies greatly and is dependent on multiple factors, from the type of bulb you need to the make and model of your car. Halogen bulbs cost around $15 to $20, while HID bulbs are usually over $100 each. The labor costs depend on whether it’s just a bulb replacement or the entire headlight assembly.

It depends on the type of bulb. The halogen headlights can last you anywhere between 450 to 1,000 hours, while HID lights last 2,000 to 3,000 hours, or about 90,000 miles.

Yes. It’s not just a cosmetic problem for your car when the headlights become foggy, the light output changes as well. The beam will not cover as much ground, so your visibility will be reduced.

Yes, there are ways to prevent headlight issues, such as polishing. However, make sure there’s no grit in the polish, as it can wear down the clear coat. Washing the headlights regularly with automotive soap can also help prevent buildup.