Thinking About Modifying the Lights on Your BMW? Think About This First

picture53One of the common modifications that many people make with their BMWs is changing out the headlights. There are a lot of options with regard to headlights and BMWs. There are some things to keep in mind, though, before you decide to make a change, either in the type of bulb or style of headlight that you choose.

Legality.

The most important thing to consider in changing light bulbs or any other features on your BMW is whether or not it’s legal. Not everything you want to do with your car is going to be road legal.

For quite a while there were some headlights, lamps, that were available for purchase and completely legal. These were very bright, often with a blue tint to them, and they were quickly determined to be unsafe. Not only are they far too bright for regular low beam lighting on the road, they are also highly distractive to other drivers. They are now no longer permitted to be installed on vehicles. If you choose to go that route, you could be subject to being pulled over, ticketed, and even having your vehicle impounded until the proper maintenance and corrections can be made to it.

Just because it’s your vehicle doesn’t mean you can do whatever you want to it and still expect to have it be considered roadworthy.

If you’re looking to make certain modifications or upgrades to your BMW to make it your own personal style, and you’re not sure whether or not it would comply with the laws in and around the Province of Ontario or other areas of Canada, bring it into Bimmex to have one of their qualified and certified BMW technicians check it out and give you the straightforward facts about what you’re planning to do. It could save you a lot of money in the long run.

 

2016-07-18T12:51:22+00:00 July 18th, 2016|Tips|

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