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Make your new head light bulb last longer.

The new style head lights of today,is crazy.I do not know why they can not just stick to one style bulb,But they can get expensive,and changing them ,is getting like a act of congress.I just want to change mine one time ,and do not want to do that.But anyway,most people know,on these new style replacement bulbs,you can not touch the bulb glass.If you do,it will leave a oil residue on the glass of the bulb,and it will burn the bulb out sooner than it is supposed to.Keep this in mind,and do just that.If you accidentally touch the glass of the bulb,clean it off good,with alcohol ,and install the bulb.Make sure the housing the bulb goes in,has no moister in it,if it does,find the hole in the housing,and repair it with clear silicone,but dry it out first.Now when you get the new bulb,I suggest cleaning the bulb,with alcohol anyway,even if you do not touch it,for this will ensure that it has no oil contaminate on it.You never know who may have pulled the bulb out of the box and handled it.Also,while packaging,it is possible some one,along the way,could have handled the bulb.This way,you will be sure the bulb will last a long time.Now on the total long life of a headlight bulb is figured on how many hours they have been used.Keeping this in mind,do not drive with out the use of headlights in the dark,but when it starts to get dark,in the late evening,use your running lights,or parking lights only,until the headlights are actually needed.Now there is the case of daytime running lights,they will stay on,as long as the vehicle is running,nothing we can do about that,and if it is raining,be safe,turn your head lights on folks,be safe.

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