It's so easy to enumerate an automobile's headlight assembly components. Headlight lens, bulb, socket, wire harness, connector, reflector, headlight trim, and probably even the headlight fuse and switch-these are what you'd say if you're like most car owners today who know much about their cars, but not enough. See, even if that list already includes the fuse and switch, even if you toss in the weatherstripping and screws, it's still incomplete if it doesn't have the headlight case-the component that makes a headlight assembly a headlight assembly.
So what exactly is a headlight casing? Well, it's actually a part less complicated than the headlight bulb, but without it, auto makers would probably have to include your headlights into the bumper or grille assembly. That's because it's the car headlight case that provides a frame or housing to keep the reflector, bulb, lens, and socket as a unit. In simpler terms, it encases them so you could pull your headlight assembly in and out of your car without having to take those components one by one.
Headlight cases are usually made of automotive grade plastic that is highly resistant to extreme temperatures, chemicals, and other damaging elements. But just like almost any other component in your ride, your headlight's case could give in to such damaging factors over time. It could crack due to extreme heat coming from other underhood systems or from the headlamp itself. Its installation tabs could break off with haphazard installation or removal, while its more flexible tabs that secure the lens tightly against the case could also get torn if improperly pried free.
So to be able to keep your headlight case for a long time, always be careful when handling it every time you service or replace something in your headlight assembly. Gently pull on the wire harness connectors when dismantling the assembly so as not to create hairline cracks on the receiving part of the headlight casing. Even if you've removed the headlight lens, don't just drop the headlamp case on any hard surface; put it aside gently so as not to loosen or damage any part of it. Also, be sure to check the gasket and/or weatherstripping on it to make sure that moisture or any unwanted material would into the headlight casing. Lastly, make sure it's properly installed-all screws are sufficiently tightened and all tabs are securely fastened-so it your headlight assembly doesn't shudder or shake unnecessarily.
Now, just in case your headlight case still got damaged and you're in need of a new one as soon as possible, then don't go looking for it elsewhere, because at Parts Train, we already got almost everything you could possibly need for your ride. Discounted and heavy-duty headlight assembly components await you in our user-friendly catalog.