Are Aftermarket Headlights Better than OEM?

Quite often we see car owners purchasing aftermarket headlights instead of the factory ones that got damaged or have to be replaced due to any reason. So, why do people select aftermarket headlights instead of the OEM ones?


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Reasons to Buy Aftermarket Headlights

The main reason is price. There are so many great headlight options that are 3-4 times less expensive than the factory headlight assemblies. If you are looking for a fairly priced headlight assembly for your US-built car, pay attention to headlights by Depo and Autosaver88. They look just like the stock headlights you have, installation is plug-and-play, yet the price is way more affordable.

Another reason to choose aftermarket headlights is availability. There is always plenty of them in stock, and you can always check how many of them are available. When it comes to OEM units, they are not always in stock, and you may have to wait for a while, until they are delivered to your dealership.


So, many Americans consider aftermarket headlights as a less expensive alternative to the factory headlights. If you are willing to save some money on the headlight replacement, you can also order a set of aftermarket headlights for your car, truck or SUV.


certified mechanic at Halo HeadlightsSteven is a certified mechanic and technical writer at Halo Headlights. Steven is excited about fast cars, loud music and car mods. On yearly basis he visits SEMA, as well as other car shows. He has installed thousands of HID and LED kits and did hundreds of custom headlight retrofit projects. Now, he is ready to share his experience with readers. If you have questions to Steven, just ask your question using the form.