Frequently Asked Questions
How long does the headlight in a Buick Century usually last?
It depends on the vehicle application. If the Buick Century is used for daily driving only, then expect a lifespan of 1 up to 2 years. But on vehicles used for heavy-duty purposes over long periods of time, such as trucks used in logistics, a shorter lifespan is expected. Keep in mind that this standard lifespan is only applicable if the installation was done accurately, without any dirt or oil left on the surface. If the headlight on a Buick Century burns out within the first couple of months, then return the product to the manufacturer and ask for a replacement if the headlight is covered with warranty.
What are the precautionary measures when installing the headlight on a Buick Century?
One crucial but commonly forgotten precaution is to let the car's lights cool down for at least 5-10 minutes before starting with the installation. This keeps your skin from burning due to the light's intense heat during and after usage. Another safety measure is to disconnect the positive battery terminal in order to prevent damaging the electrical system. This is more ideal for newer cars that pop up a Check Engine light when the headlight is replaced.
Where can the part number of a stock Buick Century headlight be found?
To get a compatible headlight for a Buick Century, always check the car's manual first for a list of applicable headlights. However, not all manuals provide this list. Another way to determine the right fit is to see the part number of the Buick Century's stock headlights. This can be found by uninstalling the stock headlight, with the part number usually printed or engraved on the stock headlight's base. If the part number is not visible, then check some headlight identification charts online and their accompanying list of features. This gives the owner an idea on which replacement headlight would fit the vehicle. Remember, there is no guarantee that the auto parts store has the exact same headlight as that of the Buick Century's stock.