Headlights, like tires and windshield wiper blades, are unsung heroes that we give little thought to. They go unnoticed until they fail to do their job. More often than not, we don't even know a headlight has worn out until a police officer pulls us over and informs us. But the prudent driver is an observant, proactive driver and, rather than waiting for a siren and flashing red lights, is mindful of the signs of a headlight that will soon need to be replaced.
The premise of safe night-time driving is based on being able to drive on a well and evenly illuminated road. This applies not only to us but to oncoming traffic. Not only does driving with a fading headlight gives us an unevenly lit road to follow, reducing our peripheral night vision, it can also be a distraction to the driver heading in the opposite direction. It can be worse if only one headlight is working. The vehicle coming at you may not be sure if we're driving an SUV or a motorcycle. This could cause a serious accident.
When you bring your car in for a headlight replacement service, keep in mind that if one headlight is dimming or out, the other is not far behind. It pays to have both headlights replaced together as it will save you time and provide a consistent field of vision for a long time to come. High beams and low beams are served by one bulb in most modern vehicles, unlike older models that had two separate bulbs on each side. If your vehicle is one of these oldies but goodies, do yourself a favor and have all four bulbs replaced.
Halogen headlights come standard in most vehicles bought today. However, some drivers prefer High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights or Light-Emitting Diode (LED) ones.
If you're not sure which type of headlight is best for your Kia, the service manager at Briggs Kia in Topeka KS can help you. While one of the factory-trained Kia technicians takes care of the service, you can wait in the comfortable customer lounge stocked with a variety of current newspapers and magazines, and enjoy a cup of coffee from the complimentary coffee/beverage bar. Drivers in the Lawrence area in need of a headlight replacement should contact Briggs Kia for quality service and genuine OEM parts.