Top Mechanics For Headlamp Bulb Replacement & Repairs
Garage in Manchester, 35 years of experience
Quick Stop Autocentres is a well established, well known car mechanic. At Quick Stop Autocentres our aim is to provide a quality, professional and reliable service. We are situated in Manchester and we ca...
TOM • 27th May 2023
Volkswagen Golf • Headlamp bulb replacement - low beam (one)
Garage in Chesterfield, 10 years of experience
Are you looking for a trusted mobile mechanic in the Chesterfield area of Derbyshire? Look no further than the fully qualified mechanics at Spriggs Auto's. From breakdown assistance and car repairs to diag...
Garage in Hartcliffe, 5 years of experience
Carbase 2018 - 2022- Technician for 4 year doing various jobs such as major servicing, clutch replacement, cambelt replacement, alternator replacement, suspension replacement, light diagnostics and component...
Garage in Coulsdon, 7 years of experience
Services we offer include, Servicing and MOT, Mobile Mechanics and Services, Brake Repairs, Clutch Repairs, Electrical and Batteries, Diagnostics, Exhaust Repairs, Engine and Cooling, Steering and Suspension...
Garage in Harrow , 25 years of experience
I fix the engines, electrics, clutches, brakes. Everything apart from bodywork. 25 years of experience in this field.
Mobile mechanic in Cheltenham, 9 years of experience
I came from hungary where i used to work at wolksvagen dealership for 3 years before that and during this 3 years i was working my father garage's because he is a mechanic aswell. Im doing this since childh...
THOMAS • 21st April 2023
Garage in Leicester, 15 years of experience
At J.J. Auto Repair we always aim to be helpful and friendly. We offer a range of services including, Mobile mechanic, Diagnostics, Full service, Multimedia system fitting, and more...
Mobile mechanic in Midlothian , 9 years of experience
Hi, I'm Dylan your local mobile mechanic. I have always had a passion for cars from a very young age, hence my career choice. I started out as an apprentice in my local independent garage working on a...
LAUREN • 21st March 2023
Garage in Pinner, 5 years of experience
We have been operating in Northwest and West London since 2018, providing the best experience to our costumers. We are your go to garage for MOTs, Services, Brakes, Exhaust, Suspension and other repairs. ...
Garage in London, 17 years of experience
Our Services - Complete Computer Diagnostics - Complete Safety Analysis - Rideability Problems - Tune - ups - Oil Changes - Tyres - Brake repair specialist - exhaust systems -Suspensions
JASON • 25th February 2023
Garage in Luton , 9 years of experience
Qualified mobile mechanic with 9 years of experience working on various makes and models of cars. Specialising in VW/Audi brand
ROGER • 23rd February 2023
Garage in Woking, 12 years of experience
I started my career with Kwik-Fit when I was 16 for a number of years understanding the trade. I moved to work for a few independent garages for around 4 years before working with Vauxhall for 3 years and su...
Garage in Southampton , 20 years of experience
A sole trader with 20 years in the trade - experience working in both independent garages and dealerships. Working on all makes and models from diagnostics to clutches. Offering both mobile and garage-based ...
Garage in Clacton On Sea, 16 years of experience
It's Paul from Express Auto Services. I began my career at Ford main dealership which is where I completed my apprenticeship and was with the business for over 3 years. I have worked as a technician at nu...
PATRICK • 28th January 2023
Garage in Darwen, 14 years of experience
I started my apprenticeship when I left school at the age of 15. I’ve been fully qualified for 11+ years with NVQ level 1, 2 and 3. I’ve been an MOT tester for 10 years. Here at Jamie’s mobile mechanic w...
KENNETH • 27th January 2023
Frequently asked questions about headlamp bulb replacement & repairs
Read our answers to questions about headlamp bulb replacement costs, symptoms and more.
What does a headlamp bulb do?
Vehicles generally have two or four headlamp (or headlight) units at the front of the car. The light units are either illuminated by a single double element bulb or a bulb for dipped and a bulb for high beam. They are high intensity bulbs that provide light in front of the vehicle for the driver.
What does a headlamp bulb replacement involve?
- Mechanic will inspect the headlamp system, socket and corresponding wires.
- If necessary, the mechanic will replace the faulty light bulb.
- Mechanic will advise if any other parts need to be replaced.
- Mechanic will test the light(s) again to ensure the lights function properly.
Can I replace a headlight bulb myself?
Unless you are a qualified mechanic with the required skills, training and equipment to do the job, we strongly recommend a headlamp bulb replacement is only carried out by a professional mechanic. ClickMechanic can help get you a vetted and local mechanic to carry out the work. Just enter your postcode and your car's registration number at the top of this page and select the work needed to get an instant fixed price up front.
What are the symptoms of a faulty headlamp bulb?
- The most obvious indication is a lack of visibility in the dark.
- You only see the reflection of one light where there would normally be two.
- You are warned by other road users, friends or even the police!
- You are advised when a service is carried out.
- The vehicle fails its MOT on a faulty light.
How long will a headlamp bulb replacement take?
A headlamp bulb replacement usually takes under 1 hour, but can take more time. Ultimately, the time that the job will take will depend on a number of factors, like your vehicle's make and model, year, as well as other factors. Select your car at the top of this page for information on job time and cost for your vehicle through ClickMechanic.
How often should I replace a headlamp bulb?
Quite simply as soon as you are aware it isn’t working. It is a legal requirement and a very important safety feature.
Some newer cars often make use of LED lighting which are practically maintenance-free. Bulbs on the other hand are prone to deterioration over time and can fail. That said, when the lights do not work properly it can be the case that there are other issues with the headlamp unit. The units usually have a separate fuse each which can fail too, it is therefore advisable to check the fuses first before replacing a bulb. Other bad electrical connections can be caused by damaged wires or lamp sockets.
Can I still drive with a broken headlamp bulb?
No, UK law states that you cannot drive a vehicle unless all lamps are in good working order and are clean. For that reason if you know that your headlamp bulb is broken then do not drive the vehicle and make sure to replace the bulb as soon as possible. Book a professional mechanic if you need assistance with a bulb replacement.
Furthermore, if pulled over, police can issue a fine and you will receive penalty points on your licence.
Are headlamps checked during an MOT test?
Yes, the MOT tester will check that the headlamps are intact and emitting enough light as requried in UK law. They will also assess lamps for damage or repairs and check for security, colour, light output and durability. If a headlamp is not securely attached or not producing enough light, it can lead to a major defect being recorded and the vehicle will fail the MOT test.
What causes a headlight bulb to break?
The most common reason for a headlight bulb to break is that the bulb has been used for too long and has reached the end of its lifespan. Other reasons include physical damage to the bulb, such as from a rock or other road debris, or from a faulty electrical connection.
What is the average life of a headlight bulb?
Typically, you can expect a headlight bulb (Tungsten-Halogen) to last 500-1000 hours. However, depending on the type of bulb used this can differ significantly. For example, special Xenon bulbs can last 10,000 hours and LED bulbs can last as much as 30,000 hours.
What happens if you don't change the headlight bulb?
Driving without a functioning headlight is not only dangerous for you, but also for other drivers on the road. You can get pulled over by the police and receive a hefty fine as UK driving laws state that you should have functioning headlights when visibility is reduced or at night time.
Is a broken headlamp bulb an MOT failure?
Yes, a faulty or broken headlamp bulb can result in an MOT failure as inspection of the headlamps are an important part of the MOT checklist. It is a safety critical component and a common type of MOT defect so you should ensure all lights are working as they should prior to an MOT test.
How much does it cost to replace a headlight bulb?
Prices for a headlamp bulb replacement generally range from £60 to £130. Ultimately, the cost of replacing a headlamp bulb depends on your car and what parts your car's manufacturer recommends using for the replacement. Pricing for Xenon bulbs, for example, is usually higher than regular bulbs. Find out what you could save by having the headlamp bulb replaced by ClickMechanic by selecting your car at the top of this page!
Check out the ClickMechanic price for a headlamp bulb replacement. See the averages for different makes below. We consolidate industry standard data with millions of data points to give you the most accurate price. These estimates may include Halogen headlamp high/low beam bulb, Halogen headlamp high beam bulb, Halogen headlamp low beam bulb, Xenon/HID headlamp high/low beam bulb, Halogen headlamp high/low beam bulb, Halogen headlamp high beam bulb, Halogen headlamp low beam bulb, Xenon/HID headlamp high/low beam bulb and/or Xenon/HID headlamp high beam bulb.
|Audi||£127||Get exact price|
|BMW||£101||Get exact price|
|Citroen||£99||Get exact price|
|Ford||£86||Get exact price|
|Land Rover||£108||Get exact price|
|Mercedes-Benz||£81||Get exact price|
|Nissan||£81||Get exact price|
|Peugeot||£83||Get exact price|
|Renault||£83||Get exact price|
|Toyota||£84||Get exact price|
|Vauxhall||£97||Get exact price|
|Volkswagen||£103||Get exact price|
Estimates on average repair costs, such as the above results for a headlamp bulb replacement, are based on ClickMechanic's quote data which combines multiple third-party sources. Actual costs may vary. We provide estimates on average repair costs for information only and accept no liability for any inaccuracies or errors. If you think an estimate is incorrect, please contact us to let us know.
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Mechanics that undertake headlamp bulb work
- A. S. Services, Elgin
- Ash1 Auto Services, London
- Auto Electrix (Advanced Diagnostics) Ltd, Bournemouth
- BM Auto Services, Maidstone
- Camel Tow, Camelford
- Em V Garage, Andover
- S.C Motor Repairs, Great Yarmouth
- Smartbuy Garages Ltd T/A Cwmbran MOT And Service Centre, Cwmbran
- Techtonic Vehicle Repair, Derby
- WHOS C19, Waltham Cross
- Yellow Beam Automotive, Grantham
It was a simple job but they did it in 10 minutes.”