13- 06- 2023
We have heard many customers say that they wish to change their original headlights on their car, SUV or pickup truck just because they turned yellow due to their permanent exposure to the sun. In the auto parts market this is known as “sun damage” and usually they can be revived to an excellent state as long as the sun damage only affected the coating of the lens and lens did. not suffer stress cracks. What I think is sad is that the owners of these cars often immediately look to buy a pair of replacement headlights without stopping to think if their OEM headlights can be restored and avoid replacing them with a pair of cheap headlamps of questionable quality. Please pay attention to one thing that will help you avoid the installation of aftermarket headlights in your vehicle… let’s start with the main point: there does not exist a headlight that is normally called replacement, aftermarket or capa that can match the quality of the factory headlights that come with your vehicle. Generally the quality of an OEM headlight has been designed and fabricated to provide a good service for many years; unfortunately we cannot say the same about “aftermarket” car parts because generally they are a cheap copy of a factory headlight. The manufacturers of this type of auto body parts concentrate more on producing cheap copies than in the quality. This being said, don’t expect that this type of headlights will have the same quality of clear coating in the lens, or that the rest of its components will be the same. Depending on what region of the country you live in, or in other words the amount of sunlight you are exposed to, that will determine if an aftermarket headlight will suffer sun damage in less time than you think. However I don’t want to say that I hate replacement parts. If you are an owner of a low cost vehicle and you are thinking of selling it, in that case maybe it would be a good idea but you need to be conscious of the fact that your possible buyers will notice that your car has new headlights and they’ll probably ask you if you installed aftermarket headlights. There are many people who do not like buying vehicles that have aftermarket parts installed. Finally, if your headlights are yellow because the clear coating that protects your headlights has burned off, then follow the instructions from our video very closely and it’s very probable that your car will thank you for leaving it’s original headlights on and your wallet will thank you as well.