Most of us have needed a car bulb replacing from time to time, whether that’s a headlamp, tail light, indicator or reversing light. You can take the car to the dealership to get the problem sorted, but that often means paying over inflated prices. Halfords are a better option, and they’ll almost certainly fit it for you too for a fee, but there is a cheaper way – buy it online and fit it yourself.
In this section we’ve got links to buy new bulbs from Amazon. All you need to do is look up the bulb you need in the car manual if you don’t already know what it is, then find it in the list below, or use the search box.
Car Bulb Sockets
Let’s firstly take a look at the bulbs available by socket type. Just as in the home you’ll get different bayonet and screw fittings, or perhaps GU10s for spotlights, car have their own varieties.
H1 Socket Bulbs
Check out the range of H1 bulbs.
H4 Socket Bulbs
Here’s the H4 bulb selection.
There are several types of bulbs, broadly breaking down into three groups:
Each serve a slightly different purpose, so read a little more about each if you’re unsure what you need.
There are a huge number of manufacturers supplying vehicle light bulbs, ranging from well known to the more obscure names. Let’s take a look at some of the more popular choices, along with a few details to help you understand their ranges.