Punxsutawney Phil (say that three times real fast!) saw his shadow on Groundhog Day yesterday, and predicted 6 more weeks of winter. In Colorado, we may have a little more than that…Springtime can be quite elusive here!
During these long days of winter, are you finding that you aren’t seeing the road ahead as well as you should? Do you feel like you are driving in a fog? You may think that one of your headlight bulbs has burned out or your night vision is getting worse. Maybe it is actually your headlight lens that is cloudy and scratched.
Most modern headlight lenses are made from polycarbonate plastic, which is lighter than glass and generally more resistant to
stone chips and cracks. However, over time, they can become severely clouded and pitted. The light emitted from your bulbs has difficulty shining through, and will subsequently decrease your nighttime visibility.
The replacement cost for headlight lenses can run more than $400. However, there is a quick and relatively inexpensive alternative – Headlight Lens Polishing. What this entails is a four-step process of cleaning, applying a series of mild abrasives (coarse to fine), and then finishing with a very fine polishing compound applied by a random orbital buffer.
The process takes approximately 60 minutes to sand and polish through the surface scratches and chips (without scratching the surrounding painted surfaces), resulting in a finely polished lens. You will notice a big difference in the brightness of your headlights.
Ask your favorite honest accurate mechanic to shine your headlights and get out of the “fog” ! Call us at either location in Colorado Springs:
|East Location||West Location|
|3905 Tutt Blvd.||426 Nevada Mesa View|
|Colorado Springs, CO 80922||Colorado Springs, CO 80907|
|Phone: (719) 638-1800||Phone: (719) 598-6306|