Behind the wheel, anything that compromises your ability to see can also compromise your safety. Over time, headlights accumulate dirt and grime just like the other areas of your car, truck, van or SUV. Before you go and purchase a new set of headlights, however, consider a headlight restoration process – a service we are currently offering at 10% off until August 31st.

Many times, it’s possible to restore your headlights to near-factory condition without the hassle of installing a new set. If your headlights appear cloudy, yellowed or hazy, start with a simple car wash. If after the wash your lamps are still looking discolored, it may be time for a restoration.

Haziness and Yellowing
Headlights are generally made of a polycarbonate plastic which, although durable, can start to break down over time. Just like the with paint and plastic components of your vehicle, UV rays wear down the top layers of the headlight plastic which makes is susceptible to scratches and fading. When the hardcoat of your headlights start to wear off, that’s where hazy areas start to appear. The “yellowing” of your headlights is also caused by the loss and deterioration of this hardcoat, and has to do with the distortion of UV wavelengths.

Water Vapor and Dirt
This also plays a part in your headlight condition. Moisture from the trapped air in your headlights creates condensation which can scatter the light beam, making it more dim. In addition, the more you drive, the more your headlights are exposed to dirt and oxidation. A thin layer of dirt may not be visible to the naked eye, but it can certainly affect your brightness of your beams. Rocks and pebbles that hit your lamps can cause dents and cracks, which also aid in preventing your headlights from shining their brightest.

What to do
As previously mentioned, the first step is giving your headlights a nice cleaning, along with the rest of your vehicle. If your headlights need extra attention after the wash, consider having Capitol Shine perform a restoration on your lamps. Our headlight restoration can restore headlights and make them look new.
Clean headlights:

  • Make nighttime driving safer
  • Provide greater visibility
  • Last longer
  • Can look like new!
  • Are 10% Off now through August 31st!

Even better, at Capitol Shine, our trained professionals can have you in and out in under an hour. And after your headlights have been restored, consider adding a layer of protective coating like Capitol Shine’s Ceramic Pro.

To book YOUR Headlight Restoration with 10% off the normal price of $65 per headlight, along with the many other services we provide, head on over to our scheduling page and mention this ad! And while you’re there, don’t forget to check out Ceramic Pro – for the ultimate car lover!