Are headlight bulbs universally sized?
The headlights burnt out on my car! Since I’m trying to save money right now, I’m planning on replacing them myself. But, I’m not sure if I need a specific headlight size. Or, are car headlight bulbs universal?
Answer provided by
Sorry to hear your headlights burned out!
When it comes to buying new headlights, there are three standard sizes that are universal (i.e. H1, H4, and H7 bulbs). So, all H1 bulbs will be the exact same size no matter the brand or place you buy them from! This applies to H4 and H7 bulbs as well.
However, the sizing is different between these three bulbs, not to mention different from every other bulb variation! All this means is that it’s important to make sure you’re purchasing the correct bulb for your car. Try consulting your owner’s manual to see what type of bulb your car takes. Or, if you don’t have a manual, this information is readily available online.
Since you’re looking to save money, now may be a good time to make sure you have the cheapest car insurance. Meet Jerry, the super app that can save you $800+ in less than a minute!
All you need to do is enter a few pieces of info and let the app do the heavy lifting for you! Not only will it provide you with a comprehensive cross-analysis of the best policies across providers, Jerry will handle the phone calls, paperwork, and renewals for your top pick so that you don’t have to. They can even help cancel your old policy! So why do all that extra work when Jerry can do it better?
Here to save on car and home insurance? Great, you do that. We’ll do everything else.
Sign up in under a minute.
No need to fill out forms or shop around. Sign up in 45 seconds to start saving. Jerry does the rest.
Jerry collects and analyzes your current coverage.
Say hello to Jerry, your new insurance agent. We’ll contact your insurance company, review your current plan, then find the coverage that fits your needs and saves you money.
Get the best options before your renewal.
Jerry does all the picky, busy work by comparing prices and coverage from more than 50+ insurance companies. We compare what we find to your current policy and offer you the three best options before every renewal.
Read advice from car experts at Jerry
Browse by topics
What others are asking
How reliable is a Nissan Maxima?
I’m looking for a good family car with a fair bit of cargo space and low maintenance costs. I love the new Maxima but I wonder if it’s reliable.
May 03, 2022
Should I check my engine oil when it’s hot or when it’s cold?
I try to check my engine oil on a regular basis to ensure my engine is running smoothly. I usually wait for my engine to cool off before checking the oil, but I heard that it’s better to check the oil while it's still warm. Should I check my engine oil when it's hot or cold?
May 03, 2022
Does engine oil get thinner over time?
I was draining old oil from my engine and it appeared very thick and dark. I assumed older engine oil would get thinner as it aged, so I was confused by how viscous the oil was. Is engine oil supposed to get thinner over time?
May 03, 2022