Sun, hailstones, dust, and dirt can damage your vehicle’s headlight bulb. Here are some ways listed below to prevent your headlight bulbs from damaging.
Headlight bulb maintenance
Keep a regular check on your car’s headlights. Turn it on and walk around to the front to check whether both of the headlights are working properly or not the way they are supposed to.
It’s essential to clean the headlight daily basis else the dirt and residues will be formed, and it can cause a yellow layer which can lessen the quality of the light coming out of it. The steps to clean your car’s headlight are as follows:
- Step 1: Use a masking task around the headlight to avoid any scratches on the paint.
- Step 2: Use soap or car cleaner to remove dirt and residues. Dry the surface and look for any cracks or scratches. This will detect any repair needs.
- Step 3: Later, wet the surface with water and grate it using 1000 grit sandpaper. Use sandpaper in one direction and wipe it off with a towel or a microfiber cloth.
- Step 4: Use a lens sealer wax. Apply it on a micro-fiber cloth rub it from left to right. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes. Once done, start buffing the headlight until it looks clear.
Once you are being signaled that you need to get your vehicle repaired, the first step for each automobile owner should be to examine the owner's handbook and ensure that you can complete the process. In many situations, the only equipment required to change a headlamp are pliers and rubber gloves.
Step 1: Extract the damaged bulb
Look for the damaged bulb connector protruding from the back of the headlight. The connector will be kept in place by one of three types of retainers: a plastic ring that can be unscrewed, a metal tab that must be taken off using pliers, or a plastic tab within the connector that must be pushed toward the center of the connector while drawing the connector out. Remove the retainer, pull out the connector, and replace the bulb.
Step 2: Retainer cleaning
Cleaning of the retainer can be done by using a brush or a microfiber towel. It helps the bulb last too long.
Step 3: Connect the new bulb
Hold the new bulb from the base, slide it in the connecter, and place the retainer in the vehicle.
Most commonly used repair methods.
Cracks on headlight lenses: You can either use a repair solution or repair patches for cracks.
Housing of headlight: Replace the headlight bulb by removing the connections and bulbs.
Headlight alignment: Professionals should always repair headlight alignment as it’s quite tricky to be fixed.
Be aware of sharp tools and equipment. Clean your headlights clean and make sure that there is no residue left on its surface.