Last updated on May 16, 2017 at 02:41 pm
Every driver knows how important keeping your headlights bright is for safe driving. Keeping your headlights shining bright is just as important as keeping your windshield clear. To make sure your headlights are doing the best job they can, check out these tips below from the team at Plymouth Rock Assurance.
– Try toothpaste: This is an old trick, but it does work on headlights that have lost a bit of their luster. All you need is a tube of toothpaste, a few old kitchen or bar towels, and water. Simply squirt the toothpaste onto the rag and apply to your headlights. It takes a bit of elbow grease and sometimes a few applications, but it should remove the layer of haze and fog.
– Give it special treatment: After you have cleaned up your lamps and have them shining like new, apply some Rain-X or similar product to keep them shining like new. This will help prevent rain and the elements from sticking to the plastic and keep you seeing better at night.
– Get the hose: Pantyhose! Yep, you read that right. If you are having trouble cleaning the dirt and grime from your headlights, try pantyhose and some glass cleaner and scrub vigorously, just make sure to only scrub the headlights. This will help bring back some of that new car shine.
– Time to get serious: If none of these quick remedies work, then it might be time to get serious about your safety and your headlights. You may need to invest in a restoration kit, but there are a lot of options out there. Make sure to educate yourself by reading online from sites like Consumer Reports before you buy.
– Know your limits: This is our last (and maybe most important) tip. If you feel unsure about your headlamps and using a polishing kit, seek out a trusted professional. They will be able to offer you advice and a course of action that is best for you. Remember, if your headlights seem clear but the light appears to have dimmed, your bulbs may need replacing.
There you go, some quick tips to keep your headlights shining bright at night and make sure you and your family get home safe.
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