Having cloudy headlights? Time for headlight restoration
After some years of driving, you may notice that your headlights are not looking as clear as they used to be, in spite of regular car washing. At first thought, the headlights going cloudy may seem more like an appearance issue than anything else. However, the cloudy headlights means that the light coming from the bulbs are being diffused, and the coverage from your bulbs would be affected. This can potentially affect your ability to see, when you are out driving at night or on rainy days. There are also requirements under the Road Traffic Rules in Singapore, besides functioning headlights, on the illuminated coverage area for headlights. To make the headlights look clear again, we can help you to do so with our headlight restoration service.
Why headlights become cloudy?
The headlights become cloudy after years of use, because of the material with which they are made of. In the past, these used to be made of glass. However, this has since changed, and headlights are now typically made of tempered hard plastic. There is also a layer of protective film placed over it, which fades off with time and exposes the plastic to UV light from the sun. Oxidisation of the plastic hence takes place, and causes cloudy headlights or yellow headlights.
Do I need new headlights?
You may initially be thinking of just getting a new set of headlights in such an event and replacing your headlights completely. However, this would be very costly! This is because of the way the headlights are built, as a module, and you would not be able to replace the covers alone.
In the event though that your headlight bulbs have gone out, we can assist you with headlight replacement.
How we carry out headlight restoration
With headlight restoration, this is the cheaper option that still gets your headlights looking clear and good. When we restore headlights, we will:
- First sand off a layer of the old plastic;
- Then carry out headlight polishing service;
- For the re-worked surface to last longer, we will then protect it by applying a layer of protective coating sealant with UV protection.
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At the heart of our service is to build a trusted relationship with you. When you send your car for car servicing, maintenance and repairs with us, you are assured your car is in good hands.
Our mechanics are experienced, with care for detail. We seek to delight you always, with the quality of our workmanship and good value for our services.
Give us a call today, and let our skilled mechanics help you with your headlight restoration, to make them look all clear and good today! We can also assist you with your headlight repair/ replacement needs. We take pride in what we do, and are looking to build a long term relationship with you, hence your satisfaction is important to us. This is also why we would suggest budget friendly options like headlight restoration to you, rather than replacement of the headlights.
We look forward to serving you soon! We also have a comprehensive range of car servicing, maintenance and repair services for all car makes and models.