A couple of years ago, I bought a used 2005 Chevy Malibu. Then, just last summer, I had to replace the front turn signal bulbs on both sides twice within a month because they kept burning out. I noticed that the orange lens above the bulbs was actually melted and dripping molten plastic onto the bulbs.
I've inspected other similar make/model cars and haven't seen melted lenses on them. I always look up the proper bulb in the manual at the store, so I don't know if the bulbs are burning so hot they melt the lens or what. I haven't had any burn out lately, but I suspect it may only be due to the colder weather.
Assuming I am using the correct bulbs, any suggestions on preventing them from burning out so quickly?