Ford Focus Headlight
Enhance your Driving Safety at Night with Proper Ford Focus Headlight Maintenance
Driving at night or in dark areas would be seamless and fun if you have high-quality, bright headlights. However, there will come a time when your car's headlights will let you down. Due to wear and tear, you might need to get yourself into a costly and tedious replacement. Good thing, there are ways to extend your headlight's lifespan so you don't have to buy a new one. Here are a few tricks to keeping your Ford Focus headlight in top condition:
- Always inspect the lenses.
Make it a habit to see if your headlight lenses are still in proper working condition. Headlights usually become cloudy after some time, causing their beams to diffuse. This makes it difficult for you to see the road and makes driving risky. Some headlight lenses are more vulnerable to peeling and flaking after a few years. That is why you should inspect them for these early signs of damage. If you find your headlight lenses to be damaged, replacing them as soon as possible is essential to prevent electrical repairs that have resulted from exposed headlight bulbs.
- Regularly clear dirt and debris off the headlights.
Washing off dirt and other contaminants from the headlights can go a long way in preserving your them. Use a tape to cover the area and to avoid scratching the paint around the headlight. Make sure that you wash the headlight using car soap only. You can also apply cleaning agents, so long as you read the product label and ensure that they have no harmful chemicals.
A 1000-grit sandpaper is another tool you may need when cleaning the lens. Just wet the surface and sand in one direction only. After you have wiped off the soap and water with a towel, applying a wax sealer caps off the procedure.
- Replace damaged headlights in pairs.
Some drivers replace only one headlight and end up with one bright and one dim light. To get both lights at the same brightness level, it's best to replace them in pairs. Even if only one headlight has gone bad, the other must be replaced as well. This ensures that you don't have to replace any one of your headlights anytime soon.