Easy Headlight Maintenance Tips

Easy Headlight Maintenance Tips | JBA Mitsubishi | Glen Burnie, MDHeadlights, though not as crucial as an engine or brake pads, are an important part of your car to maintain. Here are a few headlight maintenance tips to keep yours shining bright.

Clean Foggy Headlights

If your headlights are less clear than they used to be, you will need to clean the fog from them to ensure proper visibility. You can purchase cleaning kits at most auto parts stores, though you can clean headlights well with toothpaste and baking soda in a pinch.

To start, clean off the exterior of the headlights with a spray cleaner, then dry off with a towel. Then apply your purchased cleaner liberally to the lenses and let it sit for a few minutes. After it sits, use a brush in a circular motion to remove the cleanser — but be gentle! Finally, use the towel to buff away any cleaner from the lens.

Replace Burnt Out Headlights

If a headlight burns out, replace immediately. Consult your owner’s manual for the proper replacement, which can be purchased at an auto parts store.

Open the hood of your car and remove the power connector from the back of the headlight. You’ll also need to take off the dust cover and press down on the clip holding the bulb in place (if your car has one). Wiggle the bulb loose by pulling on the housing. Insert the new bulb and twist until it is locked in. Then replace the clip, dust cover, and power connector. Always turn on your headlights to make sure they work.

Have questions? Contact the service department at JBA Mitsubishi.

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