In order to adjust a car's headlights, use a screwdriver to access the vertical and horizontal adjustment options. Aim a car's headlights at a dark wall before testing and adjusting them with information from a certified master mechanic in this free video on car maintenance and auto parts.
Good afternoon, my name is Tom Brintzenhofe, certified master mechanic from Redding, Pennsylvania. Today we're going to talk about how to adjust your headlights. Now there's a lot of different ways of doing this, but there's only really one correct way. First thing you want to do is find yourself, get yourself at least about 10 feet away from a nice, clear wall. Somewhere that's nice and dark, you want to turn your headlights on and aim them on that wall. Now you'll have two adjustments on each headlight. One you'll have going up and down, the other one you're going to have going left to right. Now each adjustment is basically the same. And what you want to do is find the two because they're in different locations for every vehicle there. This particular one's here and your side to side is down here on the side. Now this headlight here is a little on the low side so you want to get your screwdriver. This one's especially it's a torque screwdriver. You get that in and I was trying to say, all the adjustments are all different per vehicle so you have to find it to adjustments to see which driver works but you want to turn this and then watch your far wall as to where your beam's going. And this one is going to be going down a little bit further. And that's about all there is to it. You want to get it to the spot you want it. You might want to jump in your driver's seat and look at it, but that's the easiest way of doing it, just find your two locations and adjust them to where you need to be. Make sure you're 10 feet away from the wall so you can see your distance away from your headlights hitting. But that's all there is to it on how to adjust headlights.