Thursday, August 25, 2016


Now that the mornings are darker it is a good time to check the condition of your vehicle's headlights.

Headlights are an active safety item and are the first line of defense on a vehicle; if drivers cannot see objects on the road, they cannot react.  Drivers must be proactive about headlight maintenance.  Proper maintenance maximizes the amount drivers can see down the road and side road, which can mean additional reaction time, helping you to avoid hazards that can cause accidents.

Here is 3 of the best practices to follow when it comes to proper headlight maintenance:

1) Understand the choices in headlight performance levels.  There are a variety of choices available on the market to help suit individual needs.  Not sure of these choices?  Our licensed automotive technicians at your local Placerville repair shop, The Auto Analyst, can help you with these options.

2) Replace before burnout.  You don't want to be traveling down a dark road in Placerville and have one or both of your headlights burn out.  If you can't remember the last time your headlights were replaced call your one stop auto repair shop, The Auto Analyst, and they can perform this service for you.

3) Always replace in pairs.  It's very important to replace headlights in sets of two.  Since headlights dime over their lifetime, a new bulb paired with an old bulb will create an uneven field of vision, which can be a major distraction on the road for both drivers and oncoming traffic.

Give us a call today at (530) 621-4591 if you have any questions regarding your vehicle's headlight maintenance or visit our website at

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