Feb 17th, 2017
My headlight lenses are all cloudy. I checked with my local vehicle dealership about replacing them and it is very expensive. What else can I do?
Professional Automotive Answer:
You are right – replacing a headlight assembly can cost hundreds of dollars. Luckily there is something car owners can do about cloudy headlamps.
First let’s talk about why the headlamps are so cloudy. Back in the day, headlights were glass. These were heavy, could crack, and had practical limits as to their shape so started using plastic headlight lenses. Indianapolis, Castelton, and Fishers area Road grime and UV light take a toll on the plastic surface. Over time the lenses get cloudy and discolored. Just look at the vehicles in any parking lot and you’ll see a lot of that.
Because a disproportionate amount of traffic accidents happen at night, smart drivers make sure they have maximum visibility. Cloudy lenses reduce the amount of light that gets out on the road, which in turn can really hurt the time you have to respond to hazards in the road.
Fortunately, your we at Professional Automotive can restore your lenses. Using a combination of special cleaners and polishes, the cloudy and discolored layer is removed. This service costs a fraction of replacing the headlight assembly.
Give us a call to learn more about it.
7013 E 86th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46250