Most headlight lenses on today’s vehicles are moulded plastic. That means that after a few years of use, you have probably noticed that the effects of the weather and road conditions have left the lenses faded and scratched.
In fact, your headlights get exposed to all kinds of corrosive forces – the likes of harmful UV rays, acid rain, bonded contaminants, other chemicals from the engine and the fumes of other vehicles, tree sap, bird lime, and squashed insects. This has a marked effect on the headlamp lenses, weakens them, and corrodes them from the outside inwards.
Deterioration of the lenses in this way not only detracts from the appearance of the vehicle, but if left untreated weakens the safety and effectiveness of the headlights themselves. As the cloudiness of the lenses quickly gets worse, it reduces the effectiveness of the headlights and reduces your visibility, making driving at night especially dangerous.
So, it is hardly surprising that the MOT test involves close scrutiny of your headlights and checks that the lenses and covers are in a good state of repair. Anything that alters the pattern of light passing through the lens, such as cracks, holes or even scratching could cause an MOT fail. If the beam pattern is blurred and the examiner cannot determine a distinctive cut off point, this is also a reason for failure.
To avoid these failures, but more importantly to restore the safety of your vehicle at night, you might do yourself a favour and let us perform a head lamp restoration service for your vehicle.
Stratton Smart’s team of head lamp restoration specialists are fully mobile, so can come to your home or visit your workplace for the few hours of work that might be needed to restore your headlights to a sparkling new appearance and enhanced effectiveness and safety. Our fleet of vans are equipped as mobile workshops, so you choose whatever place is convenient for you for the restoration work to be done
Whether you are a private or corporate customer, we pride ourselves in the excellence of the service we deliver – if you are in the Manchester or Greater Manchester area, or indeed anywhere else in the country.
Your vehicle represents an expensive investment and your safety in it is our priority. Our head lamp restoration services are designed to improve the appearance of your valuable vehicle and to restore its safety – especially when you are driving at night.