Headlights are an essential part of your vehicle and should be taken care of properly. Taking care of your headlights will help ensure they last longer and provide the best driving visibility. Unfortunately, a study by AAA revealed that over time the plastic coating on headlights could become so clouded and yellowed that it can reduce nighttime visibility by up to 80%! In this blog post, we will discuss how to take care of car headlights so that they stay in good condition for years to come. We’ve been providing mobile detailing to the Charlotte area for years; when you need your car taken care of, and you need it done right, we’re here to help!
Cleaning Your Headlights
Most vehicle owners clean their cars but do not intentionally clean their headlights. One of the most important steps in caring for your car headlights is to keep them clean. Over time, dirt, dust, and other debris can build up on the surface of the headlight, reducing its effectiveness and visibility. Use mild soap, water solution, and a soft cloth or sponge to clean your headlights. Make sure to rinse off any soap residue with clean water afterward. You can also use a commercial headlight cleaning product for more stubborn dirt and grime.
Protecting Your Headlights
Once your headlights are clean, protecting them from further damage is important. Because headlights are positioned on the front of the car, they are harshly exposed to the elements. A good way to protect them is by applying a protective coating such as wax or sealant to the surface of the headlight. At Mr. Refurbisher, we offer a variety of headlight coatings that can help. This will help prevent dirt, dust, and other debris from sticking to the surface and reduce fading caused by UV rays from the sun. Make sure to apply a new coat every few months for maximum protection.
Replacing Damaged Headlights
If your headlights become damaged due to an accident or other incident, replacing them as soon as possible is important. Damaged headlights can reduce visibility which is dangerous for the driver at night and make it difficult for other drivers to see you on the road. It’s best to have a professional replace any damaged headlights, so they are installed correctly and safely. At Mr. Refurbisher, we also offer headlight restoration, which combines sanding and polishing then is finished with a sealant application. This process is recommended for vehicle owners and commercial fleets as well. Both to improve the safety and visibility of your vehicle but also to enhance your driving experience.
At Mr. Refurbisher, the details matter to us, so contact us today to get started! We have been offering mobile detailing to the Charlotte area for years. We proudly offer various specialty services, from headlight restoration to ceramic coating. We are your mobile detailing experts. Businesses and private individuals have trusted us with their vehicles for years, and we take pride in our work. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and see what a difference headlight restoration can make for your car!