Why do Headlights Cloud Up in Just a Few Years?

Newer vehicles are subject to fuel economy restrictions. Those restrictions do not mean that every car in a manufacturers fleet needs to meet those levels of fuel economy. It says that the overall fleet must meet the federal fuel economy levels. These regulations led to a revolution in headlight technology as well as other car parts.

Glass is heavier than plastic. To remove the weight of glass from the headlight system, automotive engineers substituted a lighter, yet robust, plastic material for glass. Over time, the outer layer of plastic succumbs to the effect of ultra-violet light. Ultra-violet light hits every part of the earth, even our city. When the molecular structure of the outer layer breaks down, the headlights cloud.

At Sharp Honda, we can show you how to maintain the integrity of your headlight lens. Failing that, we can show you how to remove the clouded layers from your headlights.

 

 

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