Chevrolet Impala Headlight
What to Do to Maintain Your Chevrolet Impala Headlight
Since your Chevy Impala can work well even without headlights, you may not pay much attention to these important vehicle components until they shut off and you have no choice but to pull over in the middle of nowhere, in the wee hours of the night. To keep your lights functioning well and looking like new, here are some tips to bear in mind:
- Implement periodic headlight checks.
It is a good idea that you make it your habit to check your headlights as they can also get crooked. The first thing you need to look at are the lenses, as they can get foggy and turn hazy over time. The light assembly, after being installed for a while, may fail to directly shine ahead as the vehicle gets through bumps and potholes. By doing headlight checks, you'll be able to know if you need a headlight restoration kit.
- Always check the headlight's alignment.
If you are parking in a covered garage with a solid wall, you can check the aiming of your headlights after you've parked your Chevy. To do this, make sure the vehicle is parked at a level surface and the lights are hitting the wall. If the lights hit the same height on the wall, then your headlights are still aimed properly. If the lights are aimed too high or too low, they are more likely to develop blind spots for other drivers. These blind spots can also affect your ability to clearly see the road.
- Keep the headlight lenses clean.
Your Chevrolet Impala headlight lenses should always be crystal clear. But in the long run, due to changing of weather and other factors, the lenses may turn yellow—this can affect the quality of lights that come out of the lamps. Besides using a headlight restoration kit, there are several ways to address hazy or yellow headlights, and the process can be done even by novice DIYers.
- Drive safely to avoid frontal collisions.
Frontal crashes can smash the headlights, breaking them into pieces. So if you don't want that to happen to your headlight assembly, make sure you drive safely to avoid getting involved in a road mishap. It also pays to use car cover as it can protect the lights from scratches when parked.