Toyota Corolla Headlight
Two Important Tips for Proper Maintenance of Your Toyota Corolla Headlight
Your Toyota Corolla headlight assembly makes it possible for you to safely navigate the road at night and in dark driving conditions. Since it serves as your Corolla's eyes on the road, your headlight set needs to have 20/20 nighttime vision to ensure driving safety. That can only be achieved if the headlamp lenses are always crystal clear and the bulbs as well as the electrical connections are all working well. That goes without saying that ideal nighttime vision can only be realized if the headlights are properly maintained. To help you with that, here a few tips on how to get the most out of your Toyota Corolla's headlight assembly:
- Clean the headlights from time to time.
The sun's UV rays cause the headlights—especially polycarbonate ones—to cloud or become hazy over time. While it normally happens, yellowing or fogging of the headlights is something you shouldn't ignore as it can affect the beam of lights coming out of the lamps. This issue is easy to fix, though. While you don't need the help of a pro in restoring your cloudy headlights, you may find the whole task a bit lengthy as you need to prep up your lights first before actually going into the process of restoring the lens, which usually include sanding and polishing.
If you will sand the headlights, it would be wise that you apply UV sealant or high-temperature-resistant UV coating afterwards. You see, sanding or using abrasives eliminates the headlight's protective layer. So, it is just right that you provide it with the same protection after restoration.
- Make sure your headlights are properly aimed all the time.
It is also a good idea to check the aiming of your Toyota Corolla headlight assembly at least once a week and every time you put it back into the car after cleaning. The process is very simple. You just have to park on a level surface a few inches from a wall. With a chalk, mark the location of the headlight beams. Drive in reverse for about 25 feet and observe the beam of the light given off by the headlamps. The low beam must still be level and must point straight ahead within only a few inches off the points that you've marked. If this isn't the case, you have to adjust the beams by turning the headlamp's two setscrews.