Why do headlights go bad and need to be restored?

In times past, automobile manufacturers used glass which limited the manufacturers' ability to produce a more aerodynamic vehicle. It was also much heavier than modern material - polycarbonate (plastic). Plastic lenses can be shaped to just about any design and are much lighter.
That's why most modern vehicles have plastic headlights, and, with them, new problems. Plastic expands and contracts with temperature changes. While the lights are on, they generate heat, and sunny days also cause the temperature to rise. The material is porous so it traps various types of road material and chemicals used for cleaning and waxing. These factors, combined with the fact that over time exposure to the sun oxidizes the material, make it yellow or brownish in color, as well as dull, hazy or foggy in appearance.
This problem can start to show in as little as 3 or 4 years and is common in many older automobiles.
This is not just an aesthetic problem - detracting from the overall looks of the vehicle and affecting the resale value. It is also a safety issue. Less light passes through the lens, and in extreme cases most of the light does not get through. Some people have reported changing their driving patterns by driving only well lit streets or not driving at night because of these problems. (Could this be you?)
Until now many thought the only solution was replacing the old, unsafe headlights with COSTLY NEW ones, sometimes running into hundreds of dollars.

Can I just use one of the do-it-yourself products I've seen?

Do not be taken in by some do-it-yourself kits, or some individuals that use a technique of sanding off part of the damage and then using a clear coat material to cover over the scratches and damaged lens. This process has it's own problem(s), in many cases the clear coat begins to peel after a short time, leaving the condition as bad as or worse than before. Look at bad headlights in the rain when they are wet they do not appear "to be so bad", however, they still do not let light shine through the lens. A clear coat material gives it that "wet" look all the time. We use no clear coat material of any kind in our process.

What's the solution for this condition?

BRIGHT LIGHTS NOW offers you another solution. We can, in most cases, restore YOUR existing headlight(s) to near-new condition, bringing them back to the Bright, Clear, SAFE state they once had and for a fraction of the cost of replacement.

Can you service my unique vehicle?

We repair most models of these makes: Ford, Chrysler, Chevrolet, GMC, BMW, Mercedes, Jaguar, Dodge, Oldsmobile, Buick, Volkswagen, Jeep, Subaru, Audi, Porsche, Acura, Nissan, Toyota, Kia, and Mazda. There may be a few exceptions.

How do I make time to drive across town and wait for this service?


I don't carry cash, do you accept other forms of payment?

Absolutely, we accept the following: