Stop driving with your high beams on to be able to see the road. Driving with cloudy or oxidized headlights increases your chances of being involved in a nighttime driving accident by 15-55%, depending on conditions.
Let Patsco Headlight Restoration make your hazy headlights shine bright again. It is not safe to drive with hazy, dim headlights and it will fail inspection. Let us restore your dim headlights for only $20 each.
1. Restored headlights will improve the appearance and value of your car.
2. SAFETY - Your safety when driving at night is very important – obscured, dim, yellow headlights can be very dangerous.
3. It will make it easier to sell and increase your vehicles trade in value. Just having yellow, hazy headlights ruins the appearance of a vehicle regardless of how you take care of it.
4. It will save you hundreds in new headlights replacements! The average plastic headlight costs around $200+ to replace (not including installation costs. Some lenses can cost in excess of $350-$400 each (just call your local BMW or Audi dealer).
Fix Your Oxidized Headlights
Cloudy or severely oxidized headlights can be found on nearly 7 out of every 10 vehicles over three years old on the road today. Poor driving visibility is the leading cause of nighttime traffic accidents. Most drivers with vehicles over 3 years old are likely driving with cloudy or oxidized headlights that greatly need to be replaced.
Standard headlights show objects 150 feet ahead.Yellow, cloudy headlights reduce a driver’s night vision by 50% or 75ft. Oxidized headlights can decrease light projection by 75% or 37.5ft of visibility exposing the driver to an even higher risk of being involved in an accident.
What is Headlamp Restoration
Headlamp restoration or Plastic headlight refurbishment is the act of refinishing aged headlight lenses that have become discolored or dull due to oxidation primarily due to UV light and other environmental factors such as road debris impact (stones, sand, etc) rain, and exposure to caustic chemicals.
Over time the protective hardcoat breaks down with UV degradation and break from abrasion, etc. If left untreated the headlamps will eventually develop small surface cracks, a condition referred to as crazing. The effectiveness of the headlamps in terms of light output measured by LUX is greatly dimished, by as much as 65%.
This condition which results in hazy and discoloured plastic is known for causing reduced night time visibility for drivers as the condition becomes worse. It is possible for cloudy and dim headlamps to be restored to a like new condition and represents typically a far more economical alternative than replacing the lens.