Blindingly expensive: Replacing a headlight bulb on some of Britain's best-selling small cars can now cost almost £1,000 | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Blindingly expensive: Replacing a headlight bulb on some of Britain's best-selling small cars can now cost almost £1,000

A common blown headlight bulb could cost drivers hundreds of pounds to replace on some of Britain's most popular small cars, new research by What Car? has revealed.

It said the complexity of the latest high-powered bulbs means owners of some of the most affordable new cars on the market cannot simply replace them individually and are forced to purchase entire headlight units instead.

A study of 13 popular UK models found that replacing a traditional halogen bulb in an entry VW Polo costs £18 - however, if you buy a higher-spec GTI model you have to pay an eye-watering £846 for a new LED-sealed headlight unit.

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