The Signs That Your Headlights Need Restoration | Cols Body Shop

The Signs That Your Headlights Need Restoration

One way to tell if your headlights need restoration is if they’re emitting a yellow light instead of the standard white light. Additionally, if your car headlights are foggy, hazy or have decreased invisibility, it’s likely that they will need restoring.

Headlights are one of the essential components when it comes to safety on our roads. If they aren’t in good condition, then drivers may not have enough visibility during night-time driving which could cause accidents or other hazardous situations such as having an accident due to poor illumination from headlights shining in the driver’s eyes.


Keep your car’s headlights in top condition if they’re dull or hazy, don’t hesitate to get them cleaned by our trained staff. With so many DIY solutions, it can be hard to decide what will work best for you, but we’ve found one thing that always helps restore clarity and make sure glare isn’t an issue – replacing the bulb(s).

The yellow and cloudy car headlight problems can be due to many things like dirt, chemical build-up or even oxidation. You might think that all you need to do is give them a good clean, but depending on the severity it might be something that requires more than just a wipe down.

For example, if the problem is due to oxidation, then it’s best to consult a professional as this will require sanding and polishing before being protected with a UV resistant clear coat – something that’s not recommended to do at home.

If the headlights are just dirty, then a good clean with some car headlight cleaner and a microfiber cloth should be enough to get them looking like new again.

Make sure to consult your car’s owner’s manual before attempting any repairs or replacements – it might contain specific instructions on how to take care of your headlights.


With our game-changing restoration process, you can have dull headlights brought back to life. First, we use low-grade sandpaper and work our way up through more than one type of paper until they are perfectly smoothed out again. Next, it’s time for the masking before applying a special clear coat suitable in Australian climates, which provides UV protection. This will keep your headlights shining brightly for years to come.


Headlights are an important part of your car, and they should be kept in good condition. Not only do they help you see better when driving at night or in bad weather, but they also make your car look nicer. Cols Body Shop offers a headlight restoration service that is quick, easy, and affordable – so there’s no reason not to take advantage of it. Contact us today to book an appointment and we’ll have your headlights looking like new again in no time!

If you have any other questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re here to help at Cols Body Shop, a family-run automotive repair business.

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