You may be surprised to learn that 40 percent of traffic fatalities in Colorado take place at night even though there’s 60 percent less traffic. It goes to show you how important proper visibility is to nighttime driving in our community.
Obviously, a clean windshield is important – so are good wiper blades. Your headlights play a big role as well. There are two main concerns. One is the headlamp, or bulb. The other is with the lens.
The truth of the matter is that headlamps go dim over time on your car or other vehicle. You just need to replace them. Some vehicles come with a standard bulb which you can replace or you can upgrade to a halogen bulb that’s much brighter. Halogen bulbs cost a little more but you’d be amazed at the difference.
It’s a good idea to replace your headlamps once a year. The idea is that your lamps never dim to the point that they become a safety issue. Just take care of it at a fall oil change so that your lights will be bright for the coming long winter nights.
The other big issue is the headlamp lens. For the last couple of decades, most lenses are made of plastic which can get cloudy or yellow. That blocks a lot of light. You can replace the lens, but each lens assembly can cost as much as $350 to $400. It’s much less expensive to restore the lens if it isn’t broken.
At Express Car Care, we use a process of special cleaners and polishes to remove the yellowed and hazy layer of the lens. We then apply a hard protective finish. When we’re done, your lenses really are as good as new.
The price depends on the size of the lens and how yellowed or cloudy it has become. You can even restore taillights and turn signals.
So combining a headlamp restoration with new bulbs will light up the road like a new car. Can you clearly see the advantage?
At Express Car Care we install quality NAPA replacement parts. Give us a call if we can help you.