Dodge Ram 3500 Headlight
Three Important Tips to Keep Your Dodge Ram 3500 Headlight in Perfect Condition
Headlights need to be bright, always. So unless you want to drive blindly at night and risk your life, you have to keep your headlights in perfect working condition. Besides ensuring your safety and others', maintaining your Dodge Ram 3500 headlight will give you many other benefits. A nice set of headlights helps maintain or increase your Dodge's resale value. It also lowers your insurance premiums, knowing that your risk of getting involved in accidents is reduced. That said, it is vital to make sure that your headlights are functioning well at all times. Here are some helpful tips that won't just help you achieve that but will also make your lights last long in service:
- Keep your lenses crystal clear.
The headlight lenses are the first headlight components that the natural elements will come in contact with, so it comes as no surprise if they are the ones that will necessitate replacement earlier than expected. Before getting into your car in the morning, make it a point to inspect your headlight lenses to find out if they are still crystal clear. When the lenses start becoming cloudy or turning yellow or if they have surface scratch, don't think twice in scheduling a DIY fix. The good thing about headlight lenses is that you can have them fixed or replaced even without the help of a pro.
- Deal with any glitch right away.
As soon as you notice any abnormality with how the lights appear or how they function, pay immediate attention to them. Resolving issues that don't directly affect the quality of light emitted by the headlights (such as minor surface scratches) can be put off for a day or two, but those that obviously hurt your visibility—like misaligned and dimming headlights—should be dealt with as soon as you can.
- Check the headlights' brightness and focus.
Your Dodge Ram 3500 headlight will naturally dim over time, so it's a good idea that you check it regularly for you to know when it's time for a replacement. To check the brightness, you need to park on a level ground, five feet from a building wall, and turn the headlights on. Observe the poll of light from the headlights—it should be bright white. If it is dimming, then it's high time to have the light bulbs replaced.
Focus can be checked in the same way, only that you will be looking at the level of the light that hits the wall. Make sure the lights are aimed well and hitting the same height on the wall. Headlights that are aimed too low or too high are dangerous because they create blind spots.