Month: September 2019

Different types of car lights

Headlights: Here two types of headlight – low beam and high beam. These lights allow the driver to see the road in the dark and indicate to the other driver that a car is present. Low beams provide a light distribution to provide adequate forward and lateral illumination without blinding users with extra biscuits. High beams provide an intense, medium-sized distribution of light with no specific control of illumination and should be used only when there is no visible car in front of you (coming or going).
Backlight: The taillights are only necessary to create red lights on the back of the vehicle and are wired so that the headlights are lit whenever they are turned on. It lets the driver traveling behind you realize that you are there and how forward you are to
Daytime running lights: These lights are located in the front and rear of the car and usually turn on automatically; Although in some cars you have the option of turning them off. These are designed to make you more visible to other vehicles, but some drivers find their arriving cars to be annoying.
Fog lights: The fog lights are located close to the headlights, these lights are usually low mounted to prevent light from being blurred and to block the light toward you (the driver). These should only be used during foggy days when ordinary headlights are not effective.
Signal lights. Known as turn signals or “blinkers”, they are located on the front and back of the car, next to the head and tail light. When activated, they indicate to other drivers that you will soon bend (towards the direction indicated) and will probably be slow to do so.
Piece light: Located next to your rear lights, the signal to drivers that you are slowing down or stopping. Since you only apply brakes when you apply them, you don’t have to worry about misusing them. However, you need to make sure that they are properly maintained and do not fire.
Hazard lights: Also known as flashers, they are located in the front and back of the car. When turned on, they accept a flashing signal to alert other drivers that you are in trouble, in danger or in danger of immediate danger (rock on the road, slow walking). They should only be used as a warning for disturbance or traffic problems – never stop signal or illegal parking.
Driving lamps: These are located inside the cab of your car and are used for passenger or driver to safely check maps or directions or to illuminate the cab to identify items in the dark. They should never be used for long periods of time.

How to replace your car headlights

You may have fabulous wheels, but if your headlights don’t work, this will be nothing to consider (and as we know from many movies and cop shows, a glowing light will lead to an unwanted stop by a highway patrol car). Fortunately, replacing a headlight bulb is a relatively painless process.

Tools you need:

New Light Bulb (s) – Make sure you’ve got the right type of bulb for your vehicle (your local auto parts store will be able to match a bulb to your make and model).
Alcohol wipes and tissues (new bulbs to clean and hold)
Philips screwdriver driver

Step 1: Locate the headlight holder

You can access your headlight bulb through your engine buggy more than the front of the vehicle. Open the hood and locate the vehicle in front of the headlights. It will be in a bulb, with a power connector (usually three wires) pointing to the bulb.

Step 2: Remove the power wires

The power wires are attached to a plug at the base of the headlight and are held by a plastic catch, a metal clip or a screw cap, depending on your vehicle. The plastic catch has a small lever on top – push it down as you pull the plug. If you are dealing with a metal clip, pull it and pull it away and be sure to hold it as you pull. If you are working with a screw cap, you can turn it counterclockwise and open the screw.

Step 3: Remove the old bulb.

After the wires have been disconnected, you are able to remove the rear bulb of the headlight holder and remove the old bulb by holding it to the base. In some cases, you may need to rotate a bit to release the bulb.

Step 4: Clean and install the new bulb.

Operate the new bulb with tissues or gloves – you don’t want the oil from your skin to get it. You should make a good cleaning with wiping alcohol before installing it. Once the bulb is ready, attach it to the base of the plug. If it is installed correctly, no gasket on the bulb’s rubber will be displayed. Once the bulb comes in, you can put the headlight holder in place and plug the power wires back in. Check the bulb by turning on your headlights.

Extra: Replace the tail light bulb

The process of replacing rear tail lights (including your brake lights) is a bit different than working with your headlights. In some models, the housing that contains the bulb is screwed on the outside, and in others, you must remove it from the inside of the trunk. Once you have screwed the housing you need to open the tail light cover and tackle the tabs, screws or small taps to access the bulb (make sure you don’t lose it if you want to remove the screws). You do not need to remove the electrical wiring, but make sure you do not pull the housing too far so that you do not tear the cables.

To unscrew the bulb, you must be able to straighten it out (most modern vehicles are national) or push it and must be unscrewed simultaneously. Once the new bulb arrives, replace the housing and reconnect it (screws, tabs, knocks, etc.). Again, make sure you test the bulb by keeping the key in the combustion and trying the brakes.