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Well the car was bought new September 1st 2017. But mileage does play some factor. Probably more than time. But there are other factors such as daytime to nighttime driving ratio. Type of roads driven on. Do you have a lot of rainy days with headlights on. I have a 2005 truck with 60000miles. Original headlights because they just sit in a dormant state. People that see my posts generally know I am the road warrior for the group and I just like to let everyone know the issues that arise through my abuse of my vehicle. That being said, two light bulbs, 1set of tires, some wiper blades and oil changes is not bad for 120000 miles. Original air filter, no alignment, and no I have not changed the actuator fluid 6 times as Kia recommended.
 

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Well the car was bought new September 1st 2017. But mileage does play some factor. Probably more than time. But there are other factors such as daytime to nighttime driving ratio. Type of roads driven on. Do you have a lot of rainy days with headlights on. I have a 2005 truck with 60000miles. Original headlights because they just sit in a dormant state. People that see my posts generally know I am the road warrior for the group and I just like to let everyone know the issues that arise through my abuse of my vehicle. That being said, two light bulbs, 1set of tires, some wiper blades and oil changes is not bad for 120000 miles. Original air filter, no alignment, and no I have not changed the actuator fluid 6 times as Kia recommended.
Have you at least blown out the air filters with compressed air? I bet they are nassssty after 120k! :D.
 

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halogen, higher the output shorter the life. I think OEM bulbs are LongLife bulbs. considering how cheap LED replacements are, you should consider one in the $40-$50 range for extra life and increase brightness.
He won't. @Gbillyg123 is our pioneer for experimenting with spending the least amount possible to keep the Niro on the road. He's the hero we need but don't deserve :D
 

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With less than six months left of ownership of this car, you can believe I won't put any money into it that I don't need to. When I get my next one maybe I will put a few bucks in it at the beginning. I hope my spare tire I bought fits the new one.
 

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So yeah since this is all Walmart had, I guess the life expectancy is 36000 miles. The other one went out today. I will still probably buy another cheap bulb and hope I make it to 200,000. Maybe I'll use my headlights less to conserve them.
 

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Just had a headlight go out on my second niro at 108,000 miles. The first niro I got to 118,000 miles before I lost a headlight. Check engine light has come on 3x in the past couple months but goes back out so not thinking it's too serious.
 

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Just wait until the check engine light burns out LOL! :devilish:
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Just wait until the check engine light burns out LOL! :devilish:
Well there is a positive and negative to most things in life. The positive to the check engine light, it's down sad far behind the steering wheel I never see it. The negative is I never know when it came on.
 
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