Follow the car maintenance tips below to keep your vehicle around longer.
Manufacturers install plastic headlights with a protective film on most modern vehicles. This protective film fades over time due to oxidation, turning headlights foggy and decreasing nighttime visibility. Oxidation is caused by heat, sunlight, pollution, and harsh chemicals. You can slow oxidation by parking in a garage when possible.
It’s recommended that you replace headlights in pairs. Assuming they were installed at the same time, the failure or dimness of one light means the other is close behind. In addition, it can be distracting to have a new, bright headlight with an old, dimmer headlight.