The head lights are a vital part of the vehicle. They need to work properly one hundred percent of the time for the safety of you and of other drivers and pedestrians on the road. Besides, if one or both are out and a police person notices this, they may pull you over and give you a ticket and fine for an un-roadworthy vehicle. They can be less tolerant or excuses especially since the likely time of them noticing it would be at night and an unlikely time to be on your way to having it repaired. What can you do if you are parked somewhere and a head light is out? You can call the people at ACE Mechanics to come to where you are parked and they will replace your head light very fast.
Normally it is okay for head lights not to be on during daylight hours, though it is good to run them just to alert others you are actually driving especially in adverse weather conditions and in country areas. Otherwise, head lights must be on when the sun goes down in the evening until the sun comes up in the morning. Head lights help to alert you to things ahead of you, even if you feel you can see because of a full moon or other street lights. Someone walking on the side of the road wearing dark clothing will be very hard to see without the head lights shining on them. Never drive at night without the head lights shining.
Newer vehicles have special head lights made with the HID Xenon lights. These are currently the brightest of head lights, giving the driver more visibility to what is in front and to the side of them. These lights are good because they resemble daylight better than halogens, which was the industry standard until now. Many of Australia’s local and imported vehicles have the HID/Xenon lights. Some vehicles even have headlights the move either up and down or left to right. Vertical adjustment can cater for the load of the vehicle. the left and right functions may be automatic and used when turning corners such as when turning left the lights trajectory is moved to the left for better visibility. If these lights go out, have a qualified auto electrician to replace them, to make sure they fit right and work correctly. ACE Mechanics provides auto electricians for such jobs.
Any type of electrical repair should have a qualified electrician to do the job. Today’s vehicles are complex with the computer and the electrical system connects all through the computer. Even when a head light goes out on some vehicles, the dashboard will alert you with the illumination of the warning indicator lights. This means the computer is aware of the issue and has sent you a warning alert. Because of this, you need to make sure only a qualified auto electrician works on the vehicle including simple tasks like changing out the head lights and potentially finding a cause for the blow out.