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The Importance of Headlight Restoration
Professional headlight restoration is quickly becoming a much more affordable solution compared to replacing lenses, helping to greatly improve driver safety, reduce long-term maintenance costs for the vehicle owner, and enhance the overall appearance of the exterior of the car. While there are some very popular do-it-yourself kits available on the market, we still recommend a professional applying this process as it can damage your lens even further if the proper steps are not taken. So, why should one have their headlights restored?
Improved Driver Safety
The onset of severe weather conditions like fog, rain, snow, and sleet can appear without a moment’s notice. Having safe headlights is critical to protecting your family, loved ones and the passengers of oncoming vehicles. Even while driving at night with headlights that are cloudy and hazy, the beams of light emitted can be reduced by as much as 70%. It can be difficult to clearly determine if your headlights are even turned on. So we play with the high beams or begin to squint at the roadway in front of us, both of which are also highly dangerous driving practices. Professional headlight restoration is a long lasting, affordable solutions that can help you see the road clearly during such conditions.
The professional restoration process not only restores safe headlights to your vehicle, it also enhances the outer appearance of the car. It is a cheap and inexpensive way (compared to buying new lenses) to bring back some of that ‘newness’ to the exterior, especially for people who are considering selling or trading in their automobile in the near future. By spending a nominal fee on professional headlight restoration, the asking price for your vehicle can increase!
DIY Kits vs. Professional Restoration
Can you buy one of the DIY kits from the local car parts store? Of course you can. But these kits also require some very technical mechanical skills. Today’s vehicle headlights are much more difficult to get to than in the older models of even a few years ago. And with the increasing amounts of computerized technology now a standard part of our everyday automobiles, many buyers of these kits are amazed at how difficult the process actually can be. These kits are marketed as a quick and easy solution. But in reality, the entire DIY process can often take about 90 minutes to 2 hours to complete once you have detached the headlights, completed the headlight restoration process, and reinstalled the lights with all the proper wiring back in place.
The cost to replace an average headlight on an American made automobile is at least $250 each. And this does not include the labor costs for the mechanics. Locating a professional restoration service will save a great deal of time and money, provide you with safe headlights, and improve the exterior appearance of your vehicle, all at the same time. Even in cases where a DIY kits is successful used, many people tend to rush through the process. They often do not spend enough time during the various stages of the DIY headlight restoration. As a result, within 6 months, their headlights are once again cloudy and hazy. Do it right the first time by hiring a professional. Your headlights will be crystal clear for years to come.
Looking to have your headlights restored from that hazy yellow to a crystal clear? Contact Will's Auto Detail Services!