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Can Headlight Replacements Be DIY?

If your car is only rocking one functional headlight, you should probably get them replaced soon. Not only can you get pulled over for a fix-it ticket, but it is a severe safety concern. Your headlights are crucial in helping you see at night and in inclement weather. If your headlights are dim, blinking, or not working altogether, you should consider getting a headlight replacement.

The next question you may be wondering is, "can I replace them myself". The answer is it depends. In today's day and age, some headlights are easy to get to, while others seem impossible to get to. If you aren't familiar with cars, it's probably best to leave it to the professionals. You can trust the A & C Automotive & Machine team to have the right skills and tools to successfully replace your headlamps.

What Type of Lights Are There?

The three standard options for headlights are halogen, LED, and Xenon/HID. Halogen lights are the most cost-efficient option, and they're the most popular. However, LEDs are more used in newer cars today. They are brighter and run cooler in color. The other alternative is Xenon headlights, and they are the brightest, coolest, and most expensive option of the three. Unfortunate, LEDs and Xenon/HID lights can be trickier to install.


All in all, you can replace your headlights on your own if you feel like you're capable and have the time to do it. However, it is recommended that you take your car to a professional repair shop to have it done if you want to avoid the headache of reading through your manual and googling tutorials on how to do it.


Your other option is to bring your vehicle to our trusted auto repair shop in North Branch, MN. We invite you to A & C Auomotive & Machine for all your automotive maintenance and repairs

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