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How to Clean Your Car's Headlights

Are your car's headlights foggy? Well, then it is probably time to clean them. There are many methods that can be used to clean car headlights but let's first look into what causes the foggy headlights in the first place.

What Causes Headlight Fogginess

The reason is quite simple! Due to the headlights of recent times being made from a thick plastic material which is made up of polycarbonates, it is less resistant to the sun's UV rays and thus degenerates over a period of time creating the foggy exterior of the headlights.

There are many ways in which you can clean your car's headlights, some of the most popular include:

  • Using toothpaste
  • Using baking soda and vinegar
  • Using bug spray

How to Use Toothpaste to Clean Your Car's Headlights

Grab a tube of toothpaste and apply it generously to you car's headlights. Toothpaste possesses mild abrasive properties which aid in scrubbing out the foggy layer. After applying the toothpaste simply rub it around in a circular motion on the headlight with a cloth. This will take some time and patience but eventually you will have you car headlights looking as good as new.

How to Use Baking Soda and Vinegar to Clean Your Car's Headlights

Baking soda and vinegar are a formidable team when it comes to cleaning. The first step is to clean your headlights with dish soap and then follow up with your baking soda and vinegar mixture. Apply it in circular motions and scrub around until your headlights are sparkling clean.

How to Use Bug Spray to Clean Your Car's Headlights

Bug spray may sound odd however, it is a great item to use to clean your headlights. Apply a good amount to your car's headlights and clean away till your headlights are clear. Be careful not to add too much bug spray though as it can end up damaging your headlights.

The Importance of Clear Headlights

Headlights and especially clean headlights are of great significance when driving at night or in particularly less visible conditions. Unclear headlights are the cause of an estimated 2.8 million accidents. Unclear headlights reduce the light emitted by the bulbs significantly, thus reducing visibility.

So, always ensure that your car's headlights are clean all the time, for your safety and others'! If your headlights need a deeper clean, a headlight restoration may be a more lasting solution. We welcome you to Foreign Auto Services Inc. for quality headlight restorations.

Our Address: 14512 Lee Rd. Ste C, D, E, Chantilly, VA 20151