HEADLIGHTS

Headlight Aim & Polishing

Driving at night can be quite tricky. Add in snow, fog, and all that comes with winter road conditions and proper care of your headlights becomes critical. Ensuring your vehicle’s lights are working correctly is important for your own safety as well as others. Fatal accidents often happen at night as compared to daytime. And many occur because of not having proper headlight alignment. It’s very important to keep your car’s headlights clean and properly aligned.

This is so you don't blind oncoming traffic and can see the side of the road and any potential objects that might pop out into your path.

Keeping a spare headlight bulb in your vehicle is a great idea and may keep you safe when you least expect it.

When Headlight Alignment Goes Wrong!

If your car’s headlights are too high, they can create glare and blinding for the drivers coming from the opposite direction and can cause a severe accident. Whereas if you set your car’s headlight too low, it can limit your visibility, or create road glare making it difficult for you to see or react in time to unexpected situations on the road.

And one of the major overlooked areas of vehicle safety is headlight alignment.

Recent data points to nearly 10% of the time any vehicle is on the road, the headlights are misaimed causing between 3% – 30% more glare than what is allowed for by NHTSA aiming regulations and IIHS guidelines. The surprising thing is that much of the time this stems from misadjustment on the vehicle, but the rest of the time headlight misaim comes from:

  • Excessive weight in the trunk
  • The heat of the headlight lens from the light being on
  • Gas tank fuel level weight
  • Issues with the flatness of the road
  • Inadequate Tire pressure

 

 

What Does Headlight Restoration Do?

Headlight restoration or plastic headlight restoration is the act of restoring aged headlight lenses that have become discolored or dull due to the original factory UV protective coating degrading primarily due to UV light and other environmental factors such as road debris impact (stones, sand, etc.)

Dirty or damaged headlights can only mean trouble down the road, reducing visibility and even possibly interfering with the oncoming traffic.

So why do automotive headlights turn yellow and foggy? Oxidation: This happens due to the polycarbonate lens of modern automotive headlights being exposed to the air. Lenses develop microscopic cracks when exposed to UV radiation causing “cloudiness”.

Headlight restoration not only enhances the overall look of your vehicle but will also increase your level of safety. Whether your headlights have become oxidized and cloudy due to regular wear and tear or if you need replacement lights, it would be in your best interest to contact us. Our team of professionals is highly trained and capable of assessing your headlights and properly cleaning and restoring them to their original state. Today car headlights are most commonly polycarbonate instead of glass, which makes them far more durable. However, this material is more likely to become yellowed or dim over time, which is where headlight restoration services come in handy. Since you don’t want to be caught this fall or winter with dim headlights that fail to illuminate the roads, so be sure you call us to take care of the problem before it gets worse.

Many people think that once their headlights become dim and difficult to see through, they must be replaced entirely. This can be quite costly and, in many cases, is not necessary. Our expert technicians will be able to tell you whether headlight replacement is required, or if we will be able to restore them at the shop.

Headlight Restoration Benefits

As mentioned, having your headlights restored is not only important for their overall aesthetic appeal, but for safety reasons. So, what will a headlight restoration do for your vehicle?

  • Remove scratches
  • Restore cloudy, dull lenses
  • Help maintain the overall value of your vehicle
  • Maintain functionality and performance
  • Increase visibility
  • Increase safety
  • Enhance the appearance of your vehicle by adding radiance
  • Save you money by not having to purchase a new headlight (which can be costly!)
  • Save you money by avoiding headlight installation costs
  • Enables you to keep the original headlights

These benefits show how important and cost-efficient headlight restoration is. It is important to act and look into your auto headlight restoration options before your visibility worsens and you are left in a dangerous or costly situation. Headlight care is an important part of keeping your car in great shape, both inside and out.

Signs of Headlight Wear and Tear

The sun, sand, rain, snow, and other elements can be extremely difficult on your headlights and can limit their visibility and performance of them as time goes on. The haze on the headlight lens significantly affects the amount of light that is allowed through the lens, which in turn impacts your ability to see your surroundings and oncoming vehicles when driving. If you notice your headlights are dim, have a dull haze, or have a yellowish tint, it may be time for you to look into car headlight repair in Fort Worth.

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