Headlights are one of the essential parts of your car to keep clean. With a dirty headlight emitting a nasty glare in the eyes of other drivers, you may as well be driving a rolling wrecking ball. Let's look at the steps needed to clear hazy headlights.
Cleaning Your Car's Headlights Step-by-Step
Remove any dirt, dust, dead bugs, or crud that may have formed on the surface of your headlights by spraying them with a mild cleaner and gently wiping them down.
After cleaning, wipe the surface with a dry cloth or towel until all moisture has been removed.
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Give your headlight lenses a good amount of cleaner and apply it generously. If you use baking soda, make a thick paste by combining it with a bit of water. To let your lens cleaner dry a little, leave it on for a few minutes.
- Brush out cleaner to remove
Work your brush softly around the surface of the headlamp in circular strokes. Take care not to scratch the plastic's surface. As you maneuver around it, you should notice the yellowness or fogginess leaving the lens.
Remove any remaining lens cleaner with your clean wipe or towel. Any hard-to-remove, dried-on areas should be sprayed with fresh water before being polished with a cloth until dry.
How To Prevent Your Car From Dirty Headlights
- Place your car in a shaded, cool area away from the sun. If you park in a residential lot, you might consider getting a car cover to protect it.
- When washing the rest of the car, pay attention to your headlights, and when drying, use a microfiber towel.
- Always clean the headlights. Cleaning your car's headlights means protecting them from contaminants and giving your car a good shine. Without proper care, you can lose visibility.
The cleaner the headlights, the more efficient your lights are, and the better you'll be able to see at night. Cleaning them regularly will improve your driving experience and keep you safe. If you need lighting repairs, please bring your car to the experts at Crossroads Tire Service, LLC.