How to Clean Foggy Headlights

June 28th, 2016 by

How to Clean Your Toyota Headlights with Household Items

Headlights are essential for lighting up your vehicle’s front end so you can easily see the road ahead. Of course they are also essential for other drivers to be able to see you driving during the night or whenever visibility is low. Headlights may be something that is forgotten quite easily but over time your headlights will become yellow or foggy due to oxidization. There are numerous products that one can buy to clean their headlights but did you know that you can also use a number of household items to clean them? Check out our how to clean your Toyota headlights with household items. Be sure to check out our blog for more Toyota tips

How to Clean Headlights with Baking Soda

Put about 5 tablespoons of baking soda in a bowl and apply enough warm water to form a paste. After you’ve give your headlights a basic cleaning, apply the baking soda paste to your headlights with a corner of your sponge. Polish your headlights with a clean cloth using small circular motions. Repeat this step as often as needed until you see the results you want. Wash the headlights with dish soap and warm water after and your headlights will be sparkling like new.

How to Clean Headlights with Vinegar

Take off your headlights cover and immerse it in a white vinegar bath and leave it there for about an hour. Use a rough sponge to rub away the grime and re-install the cover. The vinegar’s acidity should loosen any caked-on filth.

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How to Clean Headlights with Toothpaste

Take some toothpaste and apply some directly on your headlights. Start from the middle and spread out toward the corners of the headlights, making circular motions with a soft, dry cloth. Continue until the toothpaste is completely wiped away and see the sparkling results.

Cleaning your headlights is easy and with the ability to clean them with household products, chances are that you will have something in your home to clean them with at any time. Remember to make sure that your headlights are clean and clear to help keep not only yourself but drivers around you safe while driving in poor visibility situations. If you have a cracked or scratched headlight, give us a call at Arlington Toyota and let us help get you some new headlights.

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