Hyundai Scoupe Headlight Maintenance Tips
The headlights can become intermittent when the connections and the source of electricity are problematic. When driven on rugged roads, the bumpy rides can also strain the bulbs and leave them busted. But have you ever had any problems with your visual although your headlights are working fine? Your lenses are already hazy, then. With regular maintenance and a few cleaning tricks, the headlights of your Hyundai Scoupe will always be ready to light your path. Here's how:
Years of exposure to different harsh elements can damage the wires. They wear out due to exposure to changing temperatures and the stress brought by the electricity running through them. Driving strains, on the other hand, can cause connections to loose. But more often than not, car owners would only notice the problem when the headlights stop working already. You can, however, identify any problematic wires if you do regular check-up of your car's electrical system.
The electrical system's most important part is the battery. Every electrical device in a vehicle depends on the power it supplies in order to work. On the other hand, its performance can also hasten their lives. If, for instance, it sends insufficient electricity to the headlights, the latter will either become intermittent or would slowly get dimmer until they totally die off. Cleaning the battery terminals, the battery itself, as well as the tray where it sits will help keep its health.
Haziness and yellowing of the headlight lens will take away clear visual of the road, and that is very risky. This is particularly dangerous when you traverse through thick fog or when it's raining. Cloudy headlight lens don't just make the light less bright but also diffuses the beams and impair visibility. A pair of new headlight bulbs is not the primary solution—cleaning the lens surface is. You need to remove all abrasive dirt that settled on the surface by repeated sanding and polishing.
Headlights, like the bulbs commonly found at home, dim as they near replacement need. Know that it's high time for that need when you notice the bright light turn yellow or dim. Of course, you may continue using those headlights because they are still working. However, for safety purposes, it would never be wise to settle with problematic lights and actually risk your life as well as those of the pedestrians in the area. Replace them with a pair that optimizes your visual.
Clear night visual doesn't only require brightness but also well-aimed beams. To check, turn your headlights on with the car facing the wall. See whether the beams are aimed right. If they are too high, you won't have good visual of the road, while the other drivers coming your way will have a hard time seeing you and the road. Too high beams will give you almost the same trouble. Readjust as necessary, or have a mechanic do it for you.