In the old days, when your headlight burned out you just replaced the entire thing with a new glass bulb. Modern headlights are plastic assemblies, with a bulb inserted through the back. What this means, is that the plastic lens that light shines through never gets replaced, and eventually will begin to oxidize and deteriorate due to time, weather, and heat from your bulb. Today you will learn when it’s time to fix or replace your headlight assemblies, what options you have in doing so, and what the benefits are.
Oxidation of headlight assemblies happens over time, and you may not notice how bad your headlights have gotten over the years. Cloudy or textured lenses diffuse the light from your bulb and prevent it from illuminating the road ahead efficiently. If your headlights aren’t crystal clear, they aren’t working as well as they should be. If they’re bad enough that you can’t see the bulb through them, it’s definitely time to have them fixed. Once you do, you’ll notice a huge improvement and one you won’t regret.
You basically have two options, depending on how badly oxidized your headlights are. Often, a simple cleaning procedure will restore them back to new, by essentially removing the oxidation and buffing the plastic lens. Headlight restoration is usually more effective than you might expect. While results differ from experience to experience, it always results in a massive improvement. If your headlight assemblies are too damaged, you may opt to have them replaced altogether.
Cost varies dramatically depending on the vehicle, but generally, it’s well worth it. We can quote you beforehand if new headlight assemblies are something you are interested in. Your headlights are only as good as the lenses that cover them. The best bulb on the market will only be effective if the headlight assembly it’s installed in is in good shape.
For the best restoration and replacement services, let our technicians at Autoworks handle your problem. Not only will your headlights work better, but you’ll also be surprised how much newer your car looks with bright, clean headlights. Bring your vehicle by and let our mechanics take a look. We’ll provide you with expert advice on what to do, and get the job done quickly, correctly, and professionally.
Thank you for visiting Autoworks in Ithaca, NY. Count on our automotive repair technicians to keep your car, truck, suv, or van on the roads longer and safer.