Have you ever noticed that the light leaving your vehicle’s headlights is less clear than a week ago? The chances are your automobile is suffering from foggy headlights, meaning it is time to clean them and ensure that the headlight bulbs are not burned out.
If you intend to know how you can maintain your automobile’s headlights in good condition, you are in the right place. Keep reading to explore.
Why is it important to have clean headlights?
Cleaning your headlights is equally important to keeping your vehicle’s windshield clean. Usually, car wash chemicals, UV light from the sun and pollution can take their toll on your headlights, thus making them clouded and yellowed.
Cleaning your headlights helps remove scratches, dust and dirt while restoring hazy and cloudy lenses, enabling you to see the road clearly in certain weather conditions and at night.
Cleaning Foggy Headlights
When visiting your nearest supply store, look for products with the “headlight lens restoration” or “headlight restoration kit” markings. These products are specifically designed to clean vehicles’ foggy headlights. Besides the cleansing kit, you will also need;
- Towels or old rags
- Latex gloves
- Mild cleanser
- A soft-bristled brush
- Rinsing water
Clean the headlight surface debris
Gently wipe away dust, dirt, dead bugs, and particulate after spraying your headlights with a mild cleanser.
Now use a clean, dry rag or towel to wipe down the headlight surface until it is moisture-free.
Use headlight restorer
Take the cleansing product from your headlight restoration kit and distribute a fairly thick amount to the headlight lenses. Please leave it to lose some moisture for a few minutes.
Use brush to remove the cleanser
Gently use circular motions to work around your headlight’s surface with the soft-bristled brush. You will observe the fogginess or yellowness disappear from the lens.
Cleaning off excess cleanser
Again use a clean rag or towel to buff away any residual cleanser and spritz with clean water. Finally, polish your headlight lens with a clean towel until completely dry.
Other Simple DIY Options
If you can’t access headlight restoration kit products, don’t worry. Here is what you can do;
- Mix baking soda with a small amount of water or vinegar to make a thick paste.
- Use toothpaste to clean the headlights.
- Use window cleaner and car polish.
Keeping your automobile’s headlights in good condition is that simple. And immediately after cleaning, you should notice whiter, brighter headlights and increased visibility.