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What Is Headlight Restoration? Why Do You Need It?

How long have you had your car? Maybe a year? or 5? Maybe 10? Have you ever even thought about cleaning your headlights or how dirty they can get throughout the years?


Headlight restoration is so important to keep you safely driving at night on those dark and low lit roads.

Headlight restoration provides safety for the passengers in your car by improving their ability to project light properly. The oxidized plastic refracts and disperses sunlight that's passing in the cover of the lens, and will reduce the amount of light illuminating the road by up to 75%.


Am I able to do headlight restoration at home?


The answer is yes. However, most of the headlight restoration kits that you find in the stores typically don't work compared to what a professional can do.


Today’s vehicle headlights are much more difficult to get to than in the older models of even a few years ago. And with the increasing amounts of computerized technology now a standard part of our everyday automobiles, many buyers of these kits are amazed at how difficult the process actually can be. These kits are marketed as a quick and easy solution. But in reality, the entire DIY process can often take about 90 minutes to 2 hours to complete once you have detached the headlights, completed the headlight restoration process, and reinstalled the lights with all the proper wiring back in place.


How costly is headlight restoration?

Headlight restoration is much more than you would expect it to be. However, for the safety of yourself and your passengers, this expense is one that is worth it!


The cost to replace an average headlight on an American made automobile is at least $250 each. Locating a professional restoration service will save a great deal of time and money, provide you with safe headlights, and improve the exterior appearance of your vehicle, all at the same time. Even in cases where a DIY kits is successful used, many people tend to rush through the process. They often do not spend enough time during the various stages of the DIY headlight restoration. As a result, within 6 months, their headlights are once again cloudy and hazy. Do it right the first time by hiring a professional.


The sun, sand, rain, snow, and other elements can be extremely difficult on your headlights and can limit the 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.

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