More than a cosmetic issue, clouded lenses can pose a serious threat to safety, compromising night vision and reducing the effectiveness of your headlights by up to 80 percent, based on our measurements.
Ultraviolet radiation from the sun is the primary culprit in the headlight aging process, compounded by other environmental factors. The problem tends to be most serious in warmer, sunny climates, but we’ve seen plenty of evidence of it in northern regions.
In our experience, some makes and models seem to be more susceptible than others, depending on the size, angle, and composition of the lens, and whether the car is garaged or spends its life on the street. The effects can vary from just a slight haze to making lenses virtually opaque.
Some manufacturers have responded to this trend by offering products to restore damaged lenses. The products vary in price, ease of use, and effectiveness. Some requiring power tools, while others need a fair bit of elbow grease. All take less than an hour of your time. Most require several steps, but the results can be well worth the effort. Our testing has found that they can make a big difference—particularly if you don’t rush the job. And they can restore old headlamps for far less money than it would take to replace them.
Feel free to contact us to book an appointment for headlights restoration.