Frequently Asked Questions Ask APW
How long does a Toyota Corolla headlight last?
Answer: The service life of Toyota Corolla headlights depends on the kind of headlight used. For those who own a late model Corolla, for example, chances are that the car's headlights are still fitted with factory halogen bulbs. Halogen headlights can last anywhere between 450 to 1,000 hours of use, with the varying lifespans due to the quality of the halogen bulb as well as the environment where it is used. Xenon or argon-based headlights, on the other hand, can last around 2,000 hours due to the less amount of electricity it consumes as well as the ballast system that enables it to adapt to the car's electrical system requirements. But when it comes to long-lasting headlights, nothing beats LEDs. An LED headlight can last as long as 50,000 hours of use before it must be replaced.
Should the headlights on a Toyota Corolla be replaced in pairs or in single units?
Answer: Even if just one headlight gets busted, it's recommended that both bulbs be replaced. Unless one of the headlights has been replaced at an earlier time, the other still-functioning headlight may break down soon, as both lights have a very similar lifespan. What's more, since the time and effort required for Toyota Corolla headlight adjustment and replacement is almost the same for the single unit and pair of headlights, it may be a better choice to replace the two headlights with brand-new ones for consistent performance. This principle also applies to dipped beam lights and fog lights.
What's the best way to maintain the headlights' good condition?
Answer: Even a top-of-the-line Toyota Corolla headlight that is designed to last thousands of hours is still likely to break down if not properly cared for. Dirt, grime, and other debris should be removed from the headlight using mild detergent to keep the headlight components safe from corrosion. If the outside cover of the headlight has oxidized, aluminum polishing compound should be applied on the headlight. Buff it out using a clean towel or cloth.