I've got Xenon headlights and my car has a feature which automatically turns the headlights on at night. Currently I'm hesitant to use the auto-on feature because the headlights turn on when I start the car in the garage or park in the garage.
I know flicking on/off lightbulbs harm them in general, and I don't want to burn out the expensive bulbs. However HID bulbs don't have filaments if I read correctly, so I don't know if they'll burn out for the same reason.
The headlights come on unnecessarily about twice a day if I enable the auto-headlight feature. Will this significantly impact the life of the bulbs?