Types of Car Lighting
Your Kia has all sorts of lights. Some, like your headlights, taillights, and daytime running lights (or DRLs, for short), you get right from the factory. Headlighting has both a high-beam setting for extreme dark and a low-beam setting for normal driving. Tail lighting, like DRLs, indicates your position, both on the road and off it. Signal lights -- "blinkers," for short -- indicate lane changes and turns. Brake lights indicate slowdowns and stops.
Others are actually functions of lights rather than separate lighting itself. Hazard lights, better known as "flashers," are a good example. They're one use for headlights and taillights, showing other drivers there's danger nearby. They can also indicate that you're in distress and need help.
Other lights yet, you can get as options. Fog lights, for instance, are bright, low-glare lamps that improve visibility in bad weather. Puddle lights, for another example, illuminate the area below your vehicle's doors. They help you and your passengers avoid obstacles like rainwater as you get in and out of your Kia. Specialty lights, though, showcase exterior accessories like license plate frames, among others.
Types of Car Light Bulbs
Most car lighting is either LED, halogen, or high-intensity discharge/HID (also called Xenon). What lighting your Kia needs depends on its model and body style, so consult your owner's manual for more info on what to install.
When to Change a Car Light Bulb
This depends on what type of lighting your Kia has. However, generally, you should:
- Replace halogen bulbs every couple years.
- Replace LED bulbs if their electronics fail or the lights themselves burn out.
- Replace HID/Xenon bulbs every few years, if or when they dim.
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