October is National Car Care month, so let’s talk about one thing on your vehicle that you probably would not think to check for a safety concern! Your HEADLIGHTS! Did you know according to a study done by AAA Foundation For Traffic Safety, 9 out of 10 vehicles on the road has dirty headlights that greatly reduce vision and need to be replaced, repaired or restored! Not only do these headlights look bad, they can reduce light by up to 95%! Now that it is fall, this makes a huge difference being days are shorter and we are driving more often in the dark!
Headlights turning yellow and getting cloudy are due to oxidation in the lenses! Over time the Harsh UV rays from the sun, smog, fumes and chemicals from the engine or off the roads will cause the lenses to breakdown. Headlight restoration is a several step process, which includes sanding of the headlights with multiple stages, buffing the headlights, and polishing them! This brings your old, ugly headlights clear and back to life! This is a much cheaper alternative than replacing your headlight assemblies!
In some cases, the headlights can not be restored due to the lenses breaking down from the inside out, and headlight assembly replacement is necessary.