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Recent Headlamp Bulb Replacement Mechanic Reviews in London


3 Reviews

Mo Auto Performance Ltd

Mobile mechanic in London, 7 years of experience

​Our company is built on years of knowledge in the automotive industry. We have a wealth of professional experience that’s highly recommended by our clients. More than 7 years of experience as an elec...



501 Reviews

Onsite Autos

Mobile mechanic in London, 11 years of experience

Shahid is very passionate about mechanics and is keen to deliver the best service possible. He was brought into the mechanics world by his father, whom owed his own garage. After completing his qualificat...



33 Reviews

S.T.K Motor Mechanics Ltd

Mobile mechanic in London, 7 years of experience

Customer satisfaction is the main priority, ensuring communication, awareness and knowledge is kept up to date and making sure customers are always in the know with regard to work being carried out. Thinking...



89 Reviews

Camerul Ahmed

Garage in London, 7 years of experience

I began my career in an independent garage & completed my apprenticeship in conjunction with Hackney College in total I was here for around 3 years. I went out of the trade for a period of time before comin...



644 Reviews

Md Miah

Mobile mechanic in London, 12 years of experience

I am a fully skilled mechanic - able to diagnose and repair vehicles also inspect them - i have worked for car giant for 8 years as a mechanic - started off as vehicle inspector then gradually worked up to a...



98 Reviews

NSG AUTOS

Garage in London, 12 years of experience

Hi my name is Shan I have 12 years experience in vehicle diagnostic and repairs on all types of vehicles. I am very skilled in repairing most makes and models including cars ,vans minibuses and 4x4’s. I...


24th December 2021

PAOLA, BRICKET WOOD ST ALBANS

Ford Focus • Diagnostic Inspection


147 Reviews

Eddie Mobile Mechanic

Garage in London, 25 years of experience

A mobile mechanic with over 25 years in the trade. Fully qualified mechanic starting my career in independent garages and developing my experience. For your convinience, we come to you! Working on all makes...



531 Reviews

Auto 24

Garage in London, 25 years of experience

We are a group of skill full and highly qualified technicians based in West London and we have been running a successful mechanic & mobile repair business. Have a good client base and we specialise in co...


Want to learn more about Headlamp Bulb replacements in London?

Read our short guide with information on 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.

Can London garages offer home collection and delivery for headlamp bulb replacement?

Yes, many garages in London are able to offer collection and delivery for a headlamp bulb replacement. With ClickMechanic collection & delivery is free if your vehicle is drivable. Once booked a mechanic will pick up the vehicle on the day and time of your choice, do the work, and return the vehicle at a time convenient to you. Simply enter your vehicle registration number and postcode to get an upfront price for a headlamp bulb replacement in London.

Can London mobile mechanics do headlamp bulb replacement at my home or office?

Yes, London mobile mechanics can do a headlamp bulb replacement at your home or office, provided there is a safe and sufficient space to conduct the repair or replacement. With ClickMechanic, once booked for a date and time of your choice, your booking will be offered to vetted mobile mechanics in your area.

How much does a Headlamp Bulb replacement cost in London?

The average cost of a Headlamp Bulb replacement in London is on average between £51 and £76. Ultimately the cost for a Headlamp Bulb replacement in London depends on the make and model of your car. Check out the ClickMechanic price below, and find out what you'd pay at a franchise dealer in London. We use industry standard data & millions of data points so you know what you should be paying.

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, Xenon/HID headlamp high beam bulb, Xenon/HID headlamp 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, Xenon/HID headlamp high beam bulb and/or Xenon/HID headlamp low beam bulb. We have quotes for the top 42 manufacturers.

Name ClickMechanic Click Mechanic average Franchise dealer estimate

Alfa Romeo

£69 £72 - £171 Get exact price

Audi

£95 £112 - £204 Get exact price

BMW

£107 £117 - £220 Get exact price

Chevrolet

£36 £47 - £106 Get exact price

Chrysler

£104 £129 - £170 Get exact price

Citroen

£51 £50 - £149 Get exact price

Dacia

£64 £94 - £159 Get exact price

Daewoo

£42 £45 - £136 Get exact price

Daihatsu

£59 £131 - £131 Get exact price

Dodge

£40 £34 - £135 Get exact price

Fiat

£52 £53 - £145 Get exact price

Ford

£54 £57 - £153 Get exact price

Honda

£68 £59 - £177 Get exact price

Hyundai

£56 £76 - £147 Get exact price

Iveco

£35 £24 - £89 Get exact price

Jaguar

£76 £85 - £176 Get exact price

Jeep

£70 £87 - £163 Get exact price

Kia

£49 £44 - £148 Get exact price

Land Rover

£96 £100 - £199 Get exact price

Lexus

£90 £127 - £193 Get exact price

Mazda

£69 £62 - £177 Get exact price

Mercedes-Benz

£77 £74 - £185 Get exact price

MG

£42 £42 - £133 Get exact price

MINI

£85 £104 - £182 Get exact price

Mitsubishi

£81 £55 - £219 Get exact price

Nissan

£63 £85 - £154 Get exact price

Peugeot

£47 £40 - £144 Get exact price

Porsche

£108 £113 - £229 Get exact price

Proton

£53 £123 - £123 Get exact price

Renault

£58 £60 - £162 Get exact price

Rover

£52 £69 - £145 Get exact price

Saab

£51 £46 - £133 Get exact price

SEAT

£53 £57 - £150 Get exact price

Skoda

£62 £79 - £155 Get exact price

Smart

£50 £53 - £134 Get exact price

Ssangyong

£49 £67 - £138 Get exact price

Subaru

£43 £42 - £132 Get exact price

Suzuki

£61 £85 - £144 Get exact price

Toyota

£52 £69 - £146 Get exact price

Vauxhall

£60 £65 - £160 Get exact price

Volkswagen

£78 £80 - £188 Get exact price

Volvo

£75 £71 - £184 Get exact price

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  • Microcar
  • Metrocab
  • Hummer
  • Reva
  • Asia
  • TVR
  • Ferrari
  • Morgan
  • Buick
  • Lamborghini
  • Pontiac
  • Carbodies
  • DS
  • Mitsubishi Fuso
  • Moskvich
  • Bentley
  • Cadillac
  • LDV
  • Ford US
  • Aixam
  • Austin
  • Daimler
  • FSO
  • Maybach
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Santana
  • Tata
  • Great Wall
  • Piaggio
  • Perodua
  • Infiniti
  • Aston Martin
  • Isuzu
  • Lada
  • Lancia
  • Lotus
  • Maserati
  • London Taxi's International

Estimates on repair costs, such as the above results for a headlamp bulb replacement, are created by combining data from multiple third-party sources. The actual cost of using your local repair providers may be outside of the estimated range. We provide estimates on 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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Recent Headlamp Bulb replacement quotes in London

These recent quotes were taken from our quote engine which uses third-party industry standard data on repair times, along with a live parts retailer, and a regional labour rate to build an accurate free quote. We are constantly improving our quote engine, so please let us know if a price seems incorrect.

£247.82

Xenon/HID headlamp bulbs replacement - high beam (both)

BMW X5
London
£63.19

Headlamp bulb replacement - low beam (one)

Nissan Almera
Hammersmith
£329.36

Xenon/HID headlamp bulbs replacement (both)

Lexus IS 300h
London
£187.42

Xenon/HID headlamp bulb replacement (one)

Audi A5
Isle Of Dogs