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What is a Headlamp

A headlamp is attached to the front of a vehicle to illuminate the road ahead. They are also often called headlights, but the proper name is headlamp and headlight is the term for the beam of the light it provides.

There are 2 types of Headlights

1. Reflector Headlight and 2. Projector Headlight

 What is the main purpose of the Headlight

The main purpose of headlights on a car is to illuminate the road for both driving and safety mainly at night time or when it starts to get dark and if there is poor visibility on the roads for example dense fog or heavy rain.

There are 3 types of bulbs for headlights:

  • Halogen.
  • Light emitting diodes (LED)
  • Xenon/high-intensity discharge (HID)

There are 5 main brands of Headlights

  • HELLA 
  • Valeo 
  • Magneti Marelli
  • OSRAM GmbH

What are the three lights in a headlight

Headlights usually have a dipped beam, a sidelight and an indicator and depending on the age of your car you can also have daytime running lights (DRL)

Dipped headlights are the most commonly used headlights; they are brighter than sidelights, but not as bright as full beam headlights. They get their name as they are angled downwards, towards the road.

Sidelights are most often used when parking. It's advisable to turn on your sidelights at night when you're parking on the side of a busy road. This will help other drivers to see you easily, avoiding any potential accidents.

 Indicators are used when you are either signaling left or right to let other drivers know you are turning or your intention to turn, Indicators are also used if you are going to overtake another vehicle on a dual carriageway or a motorway.

Brake fluid is the lifeblood of the brake system and a commonly overlooked, but it's an integral part of your vehicle.

If your car is light and modestly powered a fresh synthetic fluid is most likely enough for your needs. For heavier vehicles a high performance fluid is more suited.

Brake fluid from febi is an excellent choice. This is demonstrated not only by the quality - in many cases febi brake fluid even exceeds the requirements of vehicle manufacturers - but also by the user-friendly packaging design.

 Other brake fluid brands include:


  • Prestone 

  • Bosch 

  • ACDelco 

  • Genuine Honda Fluid 

  • ATE Original 


Engine oil from febi is an excellent choice. This is demonstrated not only by the quality - in many cases febi engine oils even exceed the requirements of vehicle manufacturers - but also by the user-friendly packaging design.

Engine Oil provides lubrication to the many moving parts of an engine, which helps to avoid damage and keeps your engine running smoothly. 

What are the four purposes of engine oil?

The four purposes are to reduce friction, cooling, sealing and to protect the moving parts in the engine. 

What are the 3 types of engine oil?

In general, there are three types of engine oil: Mineral, Semi-Synthetic and Synthetic Engine Oils.


How often should you change your oil?

 It used to be every 3,000 miles but with modern lubricants it is advised between 5,000 to 7,500 miles if your car requires fully synthetic oil it can be up to 15,000 miles between services.

 Other engine oil brands:


  • Mobil 1 Motor Oil

  • Valvoline Motor Oil 

  • Pennzoil Motor Oil

  • Amsoil Synthetic Motor Oil

  • Total Motor Oil

  • Castrol Motor Oil

Gear oils from febi consist of the most efficient base oils and modern additives. Thanks to their thermal stability, the oils are ideally resistant to ageing and provide maximum wear protection in all operating conditions.

What's the Difference Between Gear Oil and Transmission Fluid? 

Gear oil is for manual gearboxes and transmission fluid is for automatic transmissions.

What are gear oils used for?

Gear oil is used for transmissions and gearboxes for vehicles such as cars, vans and lorries. Which helps the transmission run smoothly and helps with other components in the vehicle to protect against wear and heat damage.

What is transmission fluid used for?

Transmission fluid lubricates the parts in an automatic transmission vehicle such as cars, vans and lorries; it also provides hydraulic pressure and friction to make the moving parts work.

Other Gear oil & Transmission fluid brands:

  • Lucas Oil 

  • Mobil 1 

  • Valvoline 

  • ACDelco 

  • Castrol 



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