Headlight Restoration: Foggy or Cloudy Headlights Are a Safety Issue
In the late 1980’s the U.S. Government saw that broken glass involved in car accidents was a hazard and began requiring automotive manufacturers to use plastic headlight assemblies. No longer could you go to the local department store and buy a $5 or $10 replacement. Today, almost all cars and trucks are equipped with plastic headlamp assemblies. The replacement cost for these ranges from $400 to $1200 or more per light! Headlight restoration saves the customer up to 80% of the cost of a replacement. Not only does head light restoration save money; it also saves you time. The typical restoration process takes approximately 30 to 45 minutes, depending on the type vehicle being repaired. You no longer have to wait for the “body shop” to order and replace those cloudy or discolored headlights. The headlight restoration process at Lightning Auto Glass can restore the safety and clarity of your vehicle’s original headlights and Lightning will quickly have you back on the road!
Benefits of our Headlight Restoration Service:
- Increased Safety
- Increased Resale Value
- Increased Visibility & Light Projection
- Save Money (Save hundreds of dollars by avoiding costly headlight replacement)
- Retain Original Manufacturer Headlights
- (After-market headlights may not fit your vehicle perfectly.)
Why Do Headlights “Haze”?
“Hazing” is the result of sand, dirt, grease, oil, and other elements along with road debris coming in contact with the lens. These elements cause small pockets in the lens. The dirt gets trapped in these pockets and is eventually baked in by the sun. This is why you can’t simply rub or buff the haze off of the lens. Hazing reduces the amount of illumination emitted from the light which creates dangerous driving conditions. Hazed headlights can also ruin the appearance of your car!