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Headlight Restoration in Wilmington, DE
Dim headlights can be a safety risk and could be restored to boost visibility. Kirkwood Auto Center offers quality headlight restoration in Wilmington, DE.
What it does: If your headlights are not as bright as they should be or are only somewhat brighter when fully "on" compared to on dim, your car might need a headlight restoration. Cloudy, foggy, yellowed headlights are dangerous and can hinder your vision when cruising at evening or in bad weather condition. Maintaining your headlights in good condition is vital for any car to be driven safely night. A headlight restoration can enhance visibility by up to 140 percent.
Headlight Restoration Ensures Driver Safety
For years, round sealed-beam headlights were the standard for American vehicles. With an aluminized parabolic reflector and a glass or plastic lens, sealed together as a unit, these headlights were a common sight on vehicles from the 1970s on back.
Then in the 1980s, government standards changed and manufacturers could start designing vehicles with replaceable-bulb architectural headlamps and plastic lenses. These new standards meant that automotive stylists suddenly had a whole lot more room for creativity in their designs…sleeker, more stylish and more aerodynamic front ends started to appear on vehicles.
The unanticipated down side to the new headlights was the plastic lenses. Especially on older vehicles, the polycarbonate lenses would oxidize in the sun’s UV rays and could easily be pitted by grit and road debris. The result was headlight lenses that were yellowed and barely translucent, which seriously compromises safety by dimming the headlights’ beams.
Drivers have tried using toothpaste to restore headlight lenses (not abrasive enough) or rubbing compound (too abrasive), with mixed results at best.
At Kirkwood Auto Center in Wilmington, DE, headlight restoration is one of our specialties. We use a special process and specialized tools and compounds to remove haze and oxidation from your headlight lenses. We’re sure that the first night that you get in your car and flip on the headlights, you’ll immediately notice a big difference in their brightness!
Headlight restoration for your degraded plastic headlight lenses is just one of the services we offer in our comprehensive service department. It may not seem like a big thing, but it can mean a car that’s a lot safer and easier to drive after dark.
Kirkwood Auto Center’s focus is and always has been, customer service that goes above and beyond. We want you to know how important your business is to us, and want you to feel like you’re part of a family when you bring your vehicle to us. Customer service is what keeps people coming back, and things like our two-year/24,000 mile warranty, our free Wi-Fi and loaner car program are part of our commitment to you – our customers!
Get Your Headlights Restored at Kirkwood Auto Center in Wilmington, DE
Come see our professionals to get your headlights in proper shape today! Call Kirkwood Auto Center today to set up your next headlight restoration in conjunction with your other Wilmington, DE auto repair service. Kirkwood Auto Center is proud to be your local auto repair shop and provider of tires in Wilmington, DE.