Winter on its way: does your vehicle require a headlight restorer to repair its cataracts?
Released: 9th October 2012
With winter just around the corner, most people know they should soon be checking their anti-freeze levels, car tire tread depth and stocking up on de-icer. One facet of their vehicle has, lately, be a topic for concern while driving on dark winter days, reports headlight restorer specialist Steve Roberts. “The problem began when manufacturers switched over from glass headlights to a more aesthetic multi-light housing which integrated nicely using the type of the automobile. Those headlight covers aren't made of glass and there’s the problem” he explains. Modern polycarbonate plastics are inclined eventually to become cloudy, yellowed or perhaps scratched and pitted, which ends up in a gradual but drastic reduction in the illumination power the bulb. Drivers don’t necessarily notice this but over time their ability to drive safely in the dark is being undermined by their failing headlights.
“It’s like their headlights are susceptible to cataracts” says Roberts, “but fortunately there are several effective solutions, providing drivers take the time to check their cars and invest some time to remedy their headlight problems.” Roberts advocates a three step plan to be safe this winter:
Drivers must be sure they are regularly cleaning their headlights. A couple minute swill with warm soap and water along with a soft cloth is it requires.
Before the nights get freezing, headlight operation needs to be checked, with attention receiving to the scattered light across the headlight cover. Little or no scatter means the lights are being they should.
Too much scatter, or perhaps a yellow hue means more tasks are necessary to restore the headlights. There are a number of proprietary solutions available but a simple trick is to apply toothpaste like a mildly abrasive polish and car wax.
A little investment in time is perhaps all it takes they are driving a little more safely this winter.
For more information contact Steve at firstname.lastname@example.org, or check his Headlight Restorer website for more information.