If you’re driving at night and your headlights are not as bright as they used to be, then that’s a sign that it might be time for headlight cleaning or replacement. Headlights can get dirty from dust, dirt, and grime accumulating on the lens over time. There is also the possibility of water seeping into the light through a crack in the sealant. Or if there was an accident and one of your headlights was damaged, they may not be working properly. When any of these things happen, it will make your car difficult to drive because it will become hard to see at night and other drivers won’t see you coming. This blog post discusses 5 signs that indicate when you need to clean or replace your headlights.
1. Dim Headlights
Dim headlights affect your ability to see as well as other drivers’ reaction time. If you notice that the lights are dimmer than usual, it is time for an inspection to determine if they are dirty or damaged.
2. Unusual Smells
If you notice a burning smell, it is time to inspect the headlights. It could be because they are dirty or damaged and need to get cleaned or replaced.
3. Spotty Headlights
If your headlights have black or white spots, it is likely because they have absorbed too much moisture and have dried condensation on the inside.
4. Damaged Lenses
Damaged headlight lenses are the most common reason for replacing headlights that might be scraped or cracked from flying debris, or from being hit by a rock during your travels.
5. Flickering Headlights
If you notice that your headlights are flickering, the reflector has been damaged and it’s time for a replacement.
Help for Your Headlights
At Siskiyou Import Services, we offer headlight cleaning and replacement services that help improve your driving experience. We have been in the industry for years and have a team of experts that can give you advice on how to best maintain your headlights. We are located in Ashland, OR, and have earned an excellent reputation with the surrounding communities for years. Contact us today for more information on our services or to schedule an appointment.