Problems Encountered with Mercedes Benz S430 Tail Light Lens
Tail lights are crucial for safe driving especially at night or when bad weather causes low visibility on the road. They prevent your car from being rear-ended. That's why it is of utmost importance to know what problems you, or car drivers behind, you might encounter, so you will be able to prevent them from happening. Here's a quick guide to help you out.
Hazy and watery lens
Mercedes Benz S430 tail light lens, though made with high quality material, are also prone to becoming hazy. This becomes an obstruction to the path of the light that is supposed to keep your car very visible from the rear. But with worn gaskets, the lens is penetrated by moisture.
A much worse situation is something usually called "fishbowl syndrome". This takes place when the sealant in your bulb socket is so worn out that a lot of moisture enter the lens and accumulate. Unless the gaskets that seal the bulb hole are not replaced, you can fully expect that this problem will not go away.
Scratches on surface
Be it a tail light or a headlight, both get exposed to all sorts of elements. The surface may get scratched even without your noticing it. Check the tail lights every time you wash your car to be able to polish them and restore them into being clear and shiny.
Cracked or broken lens
As it is made with plastic, over time, your Mercedes Benz S430 tail light lens tends to become brittle. A certain amount of force can cause cracks or breaks. And when your vehicle gets rear-ended or you accidentally back up against something, the tail lights almost always get damaged. And depending on the damage, you may still be able to glue it up well, or you may have to change them altogether.
Oxidation of tail lights happen just as normally as it does on headlights because they are practically made of the same material-plastic. But since the tail lights are red, the oxidation is not noticeable until it becomes substantial. When this happens, your tail lights will not make you that visible to drivers driving behind your Mercedes.