Best Headlight Brands to Use in Your 2013 VW Jetta
Are the headlights in your 2013 VW Jetta looking a little yellowed or worse for wear? Has one of your lights blown out and you’re now looking for replacement headlight brands that will work well for your vehicle?
If your headlights don’t provide sufficient light or if they’re simply not the style you want, it’s worth it to upgrade them. Quality headlights are essential for your safety while driving at night or in inclement weather, so you want to make sure you purchase lights you can rely on. Here are some of the best headlight brands to use in your 2013 VW Jetta.
How Often to Replace Your Headlights
Some of the best 2013 Volkswagen Jetta headlight selections include well-known brands such as XtraVision, Zevo, SilverStar and Sylvania. These brands have a long history of use and consistently earn good user reviews. These brands offer different types of bulbs, so make sure you do some research and figure out what types of headlight bulbs you want in your Volkswagen.
The frequency with which you’ll need to replace your headlights depends on the type of headlights you purchase. Halogen headlights typically last anywhere between 450 hours to 1,000 hours. LED headlights may last as long as 30,000 hours, and HID bulbs last anywhere between 2,000 and 3,000 hours. But it’s important to realize that LED and HID bulbs are more expensive than halogen bulbs. So you’ll need to carefully weigh the pros and cons of each option when determining which type best fits your needs and budget.
If your Volkswagen Jetta headlight bulbs are very dim, you should replace them no matter how many hours they’ve been used. Dull bulbs can seriously impact your visibility and make it dangerous to drive (for you, your passengers, and others on the road). Good visibility is not something you want to sacrifice when driving, no matter what.
How To Change Your Own Headlights
Once you purchase your replacement headlights, you’ll probably wonder how to change a headlight. Here’s a brief guide to help you.
- Protect your face and hands with goggles and safety gloves.
- Replace both your bulbs at once so you get the best lighting quality and save time down the road.
- If your vehicle has both high beam and low beam bulbs, you’ll need to make sure you install your new bulbs in the correct places. Refer to your owner’s guide for help with this.
- Figure out how to access your bulbs. Some vehicles come with easy-to-remove assemblies. Others may need to be accessed through the wheel well or hood.
- Remove the plug from the bulb using a screwdriver as needed.
- Turn the old bulb counter-clockwise and remove it.
- Install your new bulb, turning clockwise until it clicks in place.
- Test the headlights by turning them on and cycling through all your different lighting settings to make sure they work properly.
If you have any trouble installing your headlights using these instructions, you can find how-to videos online. Once your new bulbs are installed correctly, you’ll immediately notice improved visibility when you’re behind the wheel.