Back in the day, headlights simply weren’t all that bright, making having a clean, properly-aligned set of lamps critical to being able to see the road ahead after the sun set. Of course, many vehicles from yesteryear are still on the road today, so Hagerty recently published the above video, which outlines the process of adjusting the headlights on a 1972 Chevrolet C10 pickup. Even if you don’t have an old C10, this tutorial should help, as the process is similar on countless older vehicles.
Only simple tools are required to complete the task, including a Phillips screw driver, a tape measure, and tape (painter’s tape is recommended as it tends not to leave behind any residue). Kyle Smith, the video host, explains the procedure as it’s performed, so it’s easy to follow.
In the case of this C10, Kyle had to remove the headlight bezels in order to reach the adjustment screws, though he says you most likely won’t have to perform this step.
Go ahead and click play to see the job in its entirety, and for maximum no-crashy-ness, remember to keep your lenses clean and your bulbs changed as needed.