San Diego Headlight Restoration
Don’t Replace Cloudy Headlights—Restore Them
Car owners have much to fear from the sun—especially when living in the desert southwest where clouds are hard to come by over 300 days a year—but while most car owners are primarily concerned with the damage the sun’s rays can do to their paint jobs, they frequently overlook how harmful the sun’s rays can be to their headlights. A lot of people don’t realize it, but cloudy, yellow headlights are actually caused by long-term exposure to the sun, not by dirt and dust as it’s often assumed. So while properly protecting your car’s paint from the elements is certainly important, don’t underestimate the importance of protecting your headlights too. After all, the paint’s just there to make your car look nice—your headlights are there to protect you.
Cloudy Headlights are Dangerous
For most of us, it’s hard enough as it is to both drive in the dark or in inclement weather, and at the same time, keep an eye out for animals and pedestrians strolling unannounced into the street. Therefore, don’t make it more difficult for yourself by driving with cloudy headlights. Cloudy headlights reduce the amount of light your bulbs are able to project, and as a result, make it more difficult for you to see. Additionally, the less light your headlights are emitting, the more difficult it is for other drivers and pedestrians to see you. Obviously, anytime visibility is compromised, the likelihood that you’ll be involved in an accident increases.
You Could Get a Ticket for Having Dim Headlights
Not only do you put yourself in danger of being in an accident with cloudy headlights, you also run the risk of getting pulled over because of foggy headlights too. Most states have strict headlight laws, and the federal government also has regulations addressing headlights as well. Anytime a police officer sees that one of your headlights is out or is extremely dim, you just might get a ticket.
Don’t wait until you get a ticket or get in an accident to take care of your headlights. A headlight restoration by your favorite auto detailer will remove any damage that’s already been done to your headlights, and it will also help protect your headlights from yellowing or clouding up in the future. The procedure is a lot cheaper than replacing your headlights too. Replacing headlights can run you up to $300 for labor and parts, and at SoCal Mobile Auto Detail & Wash a headlight restoration can be added on to any package for only $49.00 or $79.00 as a stand alone package. Either way, it is a substantial savings.
This post was contributed by Brittany Larson on behalf of Falls Motor City