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How to Clean your Car's Headlights

The last thing you want to keep you away from a comfortable and safe driving experience is dirty or cloudy headlights. It's crucial for you to regularly clean your headlights. They help you see others and the road ahead of you, and they also let others see you. 


To restore headlights back to their fresh and shiny look, follow these 4 methods below:

  1. If you’re trying to get rid of a light layer of dirt, you simply only need to use car soap. You’ll also need a soft cloth and warm water to wipe away the grime and residue. Apply steady pressure when scrubbing the headlight area. Rinse and dry.
  2. For the second method, you will need to grab some toothpaste and a brush. Toothpaste has great cleaning and shining agents that can restore your headlights. Again, use warm water and a cloth to rinse and dry the area.
  3. Another cleaning agent that you can use, that involves mixing common household items, is baking soda and vinegar. Apply the solution and rub in circular and side-to-side motions. 
  4. If you want to take things a step further, you can sand out the flaws in your headlights. Make sure you tape around the headlight to avoid damage to other parts. Apply water to the sandpaper and lens and lightly rub off the impurities. Use a paper towel to wipe away any dust or plastic that is sanded off.

When cleaning your headlights, you have to be careful with the products you use. You don’t want to damage your headlights even more. We hope some of these tips help you on your next cleaning day.


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