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Tips and Tricks for Clearer Headlights

Headlights are one of the most overlooked components when it comes to car safety. Whether you’re driving at night or in unfavorable weather conditions, these are a necessity. Unfortunately, headlights can naturally get fuzzy, blurry, and yellowed over time. When this occurs, they will no longer appear bright enough to light up the path in front of your car. If your plastic-covered headlights need cleaning, read on to learn about some tips and tricks that can remedy the problem.

Method 1 - DIY Lens Cleaner

If you have these household essentials lying around, liquid soap, baking soda, or vinegar, you’ve got what it takes to restore your headlights in a few simple steps. While you may not see immediate results, they will brighten your lens after a couple of applications.


First off, you’ll want to wash and rinse the lenses with soap. Then, you’ll want to mix 1-2 tbsp of baking soda and vinegar to form a thick paste. Apply the solution to polish the headlamp. Rinse the soap off the headlights using a spray bottle and repeat until the lens looks clear.

Method 2: Headlight Restoration Kit

These kits can cost a pretty penny, depending on which one you get. However, they are effective in restoring your headlights. It is important that you follow the instructions clearly labeled on the kit so that you don’t mess anything up. The kit typically comes with a cleanser, rinse, and a protective coating. 


With any of the two techniques mentioned above, please remember to use gentle cleaning cloths made of microfiber. Otherwise, harsh fibers may leave behind scratches on the lens. Keeping your headlights bright is one of many great responsibilities you have as a vehicle owner. If your headlight still looks dim after cleaning them, it may be the light bulb itself. If you need to replace your headlights, leave it to the professionals at Prestige Auto Works. We can restore your headlights’ brightness so that you can have safer rides.


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