Have you noticed your headlights don’t shine as brightly as they used to? It likely is not the fault of the bulb or the car at all. Your headlights probably just need some cleaning. When you look at your headlights, they should appear shiny and clear.
The lenses on the headlights are made from polycarbonate plastic. There are a few different reasons they get hazy. The plastic is a porous material over which a thin film is applied to protect it. After a while, the film starts to deteriorate and fade. When the plastic is exposed, it oxidizes and becomes foggy.
Harsh chemicals in the air and from the road and UV rays also can cause yellowing, especially when combined with the heat from the bulb. And though the plastic is hard and resilient to chipping, it can only take so many of those pebbles before it starts getting pockmarks. All of these can cause light from the bulbs to refract, making the headlights less effective.
If you are having any issues with your car’s headlights, don’t hesitate to stop by Keith Schulz Garage today! We are the top auto repair shop in Medford, Oregon, and the surrounding areas. Our experienced technicians will help restore your headlights to give you maximum visibility on the road.