Frequently Asked Questions Ask APW
How long before a Nissan Altima headlight must be replaced?
Answer: The length of time needed before getting the headlights of the Nissan Altima checked depends on the kind of headlight it has. For halogen headlights, which is the most common type of headlight available, their average lifespan is between 450 to 1,000 hours. And the reason for this huge discrepancy is because of the heat generated and the efficiency of the bulb. Generally, the higher the voltage of the bulb, the more heat it will generate. In turn, this will shorten the bulb's lifespan.
Is it worth it to upgrade the headlights?
Answer: Upgrading the headlights in the Nissan Altima from halogen to newer variations-such as pressurized xenon and LED-is always a good idea. Xenon bulbs, for example, produce a brighter white light than hydrogen and project the beam 30 meters farther. LED headlights, meanwhile, last much longer than halogen lights. They are more energy efficient as well.
What can be done to make sure the headlights will last longer?
Answer: While headlights installed in the Nissan Altima and other modern automobiles are made from durable materials, dirt, debris, and other elements can significantly shorten their lifespan. Regular cleaning with mild detergent can help keep the headlights in top condition and ensure maximum visibility. In addition, heat can also negatively affect headlight performance. Stacking several headlight bulbs together, for example, can lead to accumulation of excessive heat, which could damage or shorten the headlight's lifespan.