Kia Rio Headlights
Diagnosing your Kia Rio Headlights
Headlights have been ubiquitous on cars since the dawn of the automotive era. Today, these components on a modern car have not changed too much from their predecessors. In fact, the core function of headlights remains unchanged throughout its history-it keeps the road well-lit and visible in even the darkest or stormiest of nights. And in case you didn't know, it's actually a felony to drive around with your lights busted. Fortunately, your Kia Rio headlights let you know far in advance when they're near conking out. You just have to pay attention and be ready to address the issues as they come.
Blurred or poor lighting
Before you jump the gun upon seeing that your headlights are a bit too dim and think that the wiring is all messed up, make sure you check the state and condition of the lens first. Many times, Blurred or poor lighting performance is the fault of dirty or un-cleaned lenses. True, sometimes it is the fault of the electrical system, but it pays to go through the parts one by one. If indeed it proves to be a wiring problem, check under the hood to see whether or not there is any physical damage to the wires-maybe one or more are worn down and exposed. If that's the case, you can quick fix it with a little electrical tape-just enough to get your car to a shop for some real repair work.
No lights at all
If you experience no response from your headlight whatsoever when you flick the switch, chances are that your electrical wiring is messed up. Again, before you race to panic, check first as there might simply be a wire that got disconnected. In that case, it's easy enough to reconnect it. If everything is in working order as far as the wires are concerned but are still getting no light, you can test the battery with a voltmeter. All in all, however, it's advisable that you have the wiring or the headlights changed.