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Save your Headlights with Restoration

It’s been said that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and that holds true for headlights.

The next time you walk up to your car, take a moment to look at its headlights. If the lenses are cloudy or opaque, you have a problem that could impact your health and welfare – and that of others. Cloudy headlights provide significantly less illumination and cause light to scatter rather than being focused on the road, which also creates glare for oncoming drivers.

Headlight restoration has become a common issue on current automobiles. Headlights with an aged, cloudy, or hazy look are becoming everyday business with nowadays maintenance for your vehicle, as the average age of all cars on the road continues to rise. Plus, most modern vehicles use replaceable bulbs with plastic lenses that are more prone to discoloration, rather than the more-durable glass sealed-beam units.

Have you found yourself straining to see the road ahead of you while driving at night? Or perhaps you’ve been using your high beams more frequently than usual. Barring a change in your vision prescription, the problem is likely cloudy headlights. Cloudy headlights can be hazardous. Continuing to drive with them at night, or in foggy or rainy weather, might place you at risk of an accident.

Headlight restoration or plastic headlight restoration is the act of refinishing aged headlight lenses that have become discolored or dull due to oxidation primarily due to UV light and other environmental factors such as road debris impact (stones, sand, etc.) rain, and exposure to caustic chemicals. Over time the protective hard coat breaks down with UV degradation and wear from abrasion, etc. If left untreated the headlights will eventually develop small surface cracks, a condition referred to as crazing. The effectiveness of the headlight in terms of light output measured in lux can be significantly reduced. This condition which results in hazy and discolored lenses is known for causing reduced night time visibility for drivers as the condition becomes worse. It is possible for cloudy and hazy headlights to be restored to a like-new condition and represents typically a far more economical alternative than replacing the lens.

Additionally, headlight restoration extends the usable life of the headlight assembly, can be repeated if necessary and is considerably "greener" than disposal and replacement of headlights.

A lot of money has been wasted by the DIY market, they mean well, but not everyone has the true patience and mechanical ability to do as they are instructed to do and hence, flush your money. Why bother wasting time and good hard-earned money when for a fair amount you can have your head lights restored by the professional and be guaranteed the job is done right. These pros have been trained and do this for a living meaning they do it day in and day out so it’s second nature for them. Whereas trying to be a pro on your first try spending a lot of money on a DIY kit that maybe not even the one that’s going to work on your head lights even if you had the experience to do it properly. So, save your money on the kits and bring it to the pro’s.

When it’s time to trade up for a newer model, you undoubtedly want to get every cent you can out of your old car. Even if it’s in good mechanical condition, you probably won’t get top dollar if your vehicle looks dirty or old. Getting your headlights restored is similar to landscaping a house to boost its curb appeal—both strategies increase the perceived value.