Gillette Automotive Service Inc. Car Advice:Headlight Restoration
Posted on August 29,14 by admin
My headlight lenses are all cloudy. I checked with my DeSoto dealership about replacing them and it is very costly. What else can I do?
Gillette Automotive Service Inc. Answer:
You are right – replacing a headlight assembly can cost hundreds of dollars. Luckily there is something DeSoto auto owners can do about cloudy headlamps.
First let’s talk about why the headlamps are so cloudy. Back in the day, DeSoto car owners’ headlights were glass. These were heavy, could crack, and had practical limits as to their shape so automakers started using plastic headlight lenses. TX road grime and UV light take a toll on the plastic surface. Over time the lenses get cloudy and discolored. Just look at the minivans in any DeSoto parking lot and you’ll see a lot of that.
Because a disproportionate amount of traffic accidents happen at night, smart DeSoto car owners make sure they have maximum visibility. Cloudy lenses impair the amount of light that gets out on the road, which in turn can really hurt the time you have to respond to hazards in the road.
Fortunately, your DeSoto service center (or Gillette Automotive Service Inc.) can restore your lenses. Using a combination of special cleaners and polishes, the cloudy and discolored layer is removed. This critical service costs a fraction of replacing the headlight assembly.
How costly it is will depend on the size of the lens and how badly it is clouded. The protocol can be used on brake lights, turn signals, and tail lights as well. If it’s been over a year since you replaced your headlamp bulbs, they may have started to dim. You can talk to your friendly Gillette Automotive Service Inc. technician about options to replace or even upgrade your headlamp bulbs.
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Gillette Automotive Service Inc.
1321 East Parkerville Road
DeSoto, TX 75115
At Gillette Automotive Service Inc. in DeSoto TX (75115) we install quality NAPA replacement parts. Give us a call at 972.230.1359. To learn more about NAPA AutoCare, visit www.NAPAAutoCare.com.
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