An important part of looking after your car is the headlights. Ensuring that they are in good working order and clear is important to driving at night.
An area often overlooked on your car when it comes to maintenance is the headlight covers, unless of course you’re replacing a broken light bulb. If you have a closer look, it may appear cloudy. This is because the UV light starts to break down the plastic, especially if your car sits out in the weather.
A cloudy headlight also means that your headlights aren’t as bright as they should. This will reduce your visibility at night which can be dangerous. So as part of your vehicle maintenance, have a quick look and see if yours needs a clean.
A quick and easy way to clean them is with:
- Bicarb soda (add just enough water to make into a paste)
- Vinegar (either from a spray bottle or poured straight onto a cloth)
- Nail brush or toothbrush
Wipe the bicarb paste onto the headlight with the cloth. Use a nailbrush or toothbrush if the cover is really bad. I like to leave it on for around 20-30 minutes.
Give the cover another scrub before spraying/wiping with vinegar. Give it a last scrub then rinse off.
Covers are clean and clear.
If you haven’t done this before and your car is an older model then you may need to use a heavier abrasive cleaner like Jiff on the covers to bring them back to new.
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