What is Headlight Restoration
Headlight restoration is the process of restoring the clarity and functionality of a car's headlights that have become cloudy, hazy, or discolored over time due to exposure to the elements. This can be done using sandpaper, polish, and sealant to help restore the clarity and functionality of the headlights. The goal of headlight restoration is to improve visibility and safety while driving at night, and to improve the overall appearance of the vehicle.
Regular headlight cleaning is important to maintain good visibility while driving at night, and to prevent damage to the headlight lenses over time.
If you're having difficulty seeing while driving at night, it could be due to these factors:
- As headlights age, they can become cloudy or yellowed, which can reduce their effectiveness. Cleaning or restoring your headlights will improve visibility.
- Foggy headlights can occur when the protective coating on the headlights wears away, exposing the plastic lens to the elements. Over time, the lens can become oxidized or discolored, resulting in a cloudy or hazy appearance that can reduce the effectiveness of the headlights.
- Will allow moisture inside the lens reducing the effectiveness of the headlight and reduce your visibility. Moisture inside lens can result in electrical shorts and damage.
- Bright bulbs are only effective with clean lenses. Low visibility during rain, fog, or snow can create unsafe driving conditions.
Headlight Restoration vs Replacement:
Restoration is a fraction of the cost of replacement. No costly parts are needed to restore the clarity of the lens. The process usually takes about 1 hour. Replacement are expensive requiring removal and installation of the new part that can cost hundreds of dollars.
The ability to effectively see protects you and others, ensuring it's safe to drive.
It's important to address Dirty and foggy headlights, as they can reduce your visibility while driving at night and may even result in a failed vehicle inspection.