Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Headlight
How to Keep Your Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Headlight on Top Condition
Your Chevrolet Silverado 2500 headlights are your vehicle's standard lighting fixtures that you must use in your regular driving routine. These lights serve as your visual aid, especially during extreme weather like heavy rain or snow. Your headlights also act as signals for other drivers to know your presence on the road, particularly during night time.
Even though your Chevrolet Silverado 2500 headlights are guaranteed to illuminate very clearly and brilliantly on the road, you must keep in mind that they can fade also. Driving a vehicle with burn-out headlights can be very dangerous. So before that happens, you must do whatever it takes to maintain these lights. Here are tips to get you started:
- Wash your headlights regularly.
The surfaces of your car headlights are prone to dirt. To remove the grimy particles, you can simply wash them off using soap-and-water mixture. Once you are finished and the surface is already dry, you may start polishing it using sandpaper and polishing compound or a pre-packaged kit. Polishing helps make the lenses of your headlights clearer. However, be careful not to damage the nearby trim, exterior paint, or any chromed metal or chromed-finish plastic surrounding your headlights. You may use masking tape to cover the surrounding areas to avoid unwanted scratches and damage.
- Use a UV sealant for your headlights.
Once you are done cleaning and polishing your headlights, you can apply a sealant to protect them against UV rays. This sealant won't just shield the newly cleaned and restored headlights from the damaging UV rays, but it will also avoid future discoloration. Keep in mind that your headlight lenses can fade easily, thus you should give them protection to avoid total repair and replacement. The UV sealant will also help restore the headlights' original luster.
- Check the headlight seals and bezels periodically.
The seals efficiently cover the gaps on the mating surfaces between two components. With properly functioning seals, dust, water, and moisture don't stand a chance at getting inside the headlight assembly and causing fogging, yellowing, and other types of damage. So, it is important that you also inspect your headlight seals every now and then to be sure that they are still capable of doing their job.