When you bring your car into our service center to change a headlight, you may want both headlights changed. Although this is considered standard practice, the question may be, "Is changing both lights necessary?"

The answer is no; it's not required to replace both bulbs. 

There are some advantages, however, to getting a professional Ace Auto Parts mechanic to change both lights simultaneously. 

Sudden Darkness

The most important reason for changing out all headlights at the same time is that you don't want both headlamps to go dark. It is possible that if one headlight goes out, the other is soon to follow. 

Thankfully, most modern vehicles have more than one set of headlights. The secondary headlights, however, are not enough to carry a full beam in the darkness. For this reason, our mechanics recommend installing both lights when one goes out.

Life Expectancy

Factory-installed headlamps should last about the same length of time. If one bulb burns out, it is safe to assume the other lamp is not far behind. In addition to a safety issue, you'll save a trip to our salvage yard by asking our technicians to install both bulbs. 

Headlights are like used tires. Once one goes, it's smarter to replace the entire set.

Balanced Visibility

When a bulb goes out, the strength of the beams is now at 50 percent. Reduced light is dangerous when driving at night. 

Two new bulbs will shine brighter than old, worn-out bulbs. The full range of light will provide enough visibility to see oncoming vehicles or objects on either side of your car. You and your family will be safer when traveling at night!

Save on Excess Trips

Finding the time to fit a visit to the auto shop can be difficult. With work and other personal responsibilities filling up your daily schedule, finally getting into the shop can seem like a miracle.

When you make it in to get your headlight replaced, consider replacing both units while you're there. This can save you on an extra trip to the shop when the other light inevitably burns some time after the first one.

Improves the Value of Your Vehicle

Your vehicle's look will greatly affect its value, and changing the headlights simultaneously is the best choice because you don't have to worry about issues like matching styles or varying degrees of brightness, ensuring its aesthetics and value are maintained.  

Affordable, Easy Installation

Although we offer used auto parts, we also install some brand-new components. One of these parts is headlights. 

Brand-new lamps are simple to install and will cost very little to help you see better when driving. We can check the manufacturer's specifications on our vehicle to identify which headlights are best for your automobile.

No matter what kind of car you have, Ace Auto Parts mechanics can professionally install it and have you back on the road in no time.

Use Our App to Find Your Car's Headlights

As a valuable possession and a primary source of transportation, taking the time to maintain all parts of your car is extremely important. It's best not to cut corners when it comes to replacing parts and stopping in for check-ups. 

Ace Auto Parts can help you safely and securely install new headlights for your car. Next time you stop in to replace a burnt-out headlight, consider making the best of your visit and get the other headlight replaced as well.

Contact us today for more information on Ace Auto Parts' selection of used headlights and headlight installation services.

We also offer used tires and used batteries. If you have any questions, give us a call at 651-717-4299. We provide service for all personal and commercial vehicles in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota.