• Click Here For Tires
  • Towing
  • Brake Repair
 

TJ'S AUTO CENTER INC

AUTONET TV

Headlamp Replacement And Restoration At TJ's Auto Center Inc. In Rockford

Posted June 4, 2010 12:00 PM

Way too many accidents happen at night.  There are a lot of factors, but a big one is simply visibility: if you can’t see something it’s hard to avoid hitting it.

There are some things you can do to make sure you can see as much as possible when you’re driving in the dark.

First, keep your windshield clean.  Glare from oncoming headlights can obscure obstacles in the road.  Clean off that film that builds up on the inside of your windshield.  And make sure you have good wiper blades and plenty of washer fluid.

Now it could be that your headlights just aren’t as bright as they used to be.  It happens – the bulbs just dim over time.  If it’s been a couple of years since you replaced your headlamps and they aren’t lighting up the road like they used to, get some new ones.  They make upgraded headlamps too that give you a brighter light and a larger field of vision so you can see better and further down the road.  Check with your service advisor if you want to up your headlamp performance.

Another very common headlamp problem is cloudy or yellowed lenses.  These days lenses are plastic and they oxidize and discolor over time.  Just look at the cars in the parking lot – chances are you’ll see several with cloudy lenses.  This is a huge problem because some of the light coming from your headlamps gets trapped before it can even get out and shine down the road.

Replacing a set of headlight assemblies can run hundreds or even thousands of dollars.  There’s an alternative that will save you big bucks: Headlight restoration.  Your service technician can remove the oxidized layer from your lenses.  He’ll then polish the lenses until they’re bright and smooth.  When he’s all finished, your lenses will be as good as new.

Any accident is inconvenient and can be expensive.  And if someone gets hurt, well, that’s something you want to avoid at all costs.  If you’re not confident driving at night, ask your service advisor about headlamp replacement and headlight restoration. 

Give us a call

TJ's Auto Center Inc.
3427 E. State St.
Rockford, Illinois 61108
815-399-2886



Search



Archive

June 2010 (71)
July 2010 (4)
August 2010 (4)
September 2010 (4)
October 2010 (4)
November 2010 (4)
December 2010 (4)
January 2011 (4)
February 2011 (4)
March 2011 (4)
April 2011 (5)
May 2011 (5)
June 2011 (4)
July 2011 (4)
August 2011 (5)
September 2011 (4)
October 2011 (4)
November 2011 (5)
December 2011 (4)
January 2012 (5)
February 2012 (2)
March 2012 (5)
April 2012 (4)
May 2012 (5)
June 2012 (4)
July 2012 (5)
August 2012 (4)
September 2012 (4)
November 2012 (1)
December 2012 (2)
March 2013 (1)
April 2013 (3)
May 2013 (2)
October 2013 (5)
November 2013 (2)
January 2014 (2)
February 2014 (3)
March 2014 (1)
July 2014 (4)
August 2014 (7)
September 2014 (4)
October 2014 (5)
November 2014 (4)
December 2014 (5)
January 2015 (4)
February 2015 (4)
March 2015 (4)
April 2015 (4)
May 2015 (3)
June 2015 (5)
July 2015 (2)
September 2015 (2)
October 2015 (4)
November 2015 (5)
December 2015 (2)
February 2016 (2)
March 2016 (4)
April 2016 (4)
May 2016 (5)
June 2016 (4)
July 2016 (5)
August 2016 (4)
September 2016 (4)
October 2016 (5)
November 2016 (4)
December 2016 (4)
January 2017 (5)
February 2017 (4)
March 2017 (4)
April 2017 (3)
May 2017 (5)
June 2017 (4)
July 2017 (5)
August 2017 (4)
September 2017 (3)
October 2017 (5)
November 2017 (4)
December 2017 (3)
January 2018 (5)
February 2018 (4)
March 2018 (4)
April 2018 (4)
May 2018 (4)
June 2018 (4)
July 2018 (5)
August 2018 (4)
September 2018 (5)
October 2018 (3)
March 2019 (4)
May 2019 (2)
June 2019 (5)
July 2019 (2)
August 2019 (2)
September 2019 (3)

Categories

Air Conditioning (11)Alignment (16)Alternator (1)Auto Safety (5)Automotive News (8)Battery (11)Battery Replacement (1)Brake Service (2)Brakes (12)Cabin Air Filter (8)Check Engine Light (4)Cooling System (14)Customer Detective Work (1)Dashboard (3)Diagnostics (6)Did You Know (4)Diesel Maintenance (1)Differential Service (3)Drive Train (9)Emergency Items (1)Engine Air Filter (3)Exhaust (8)Fluids (17)Following Recommended Intervals (3)Fuel Economy (7)Fuel Filter (1)Fuel Pump (1)Fuel Saving Tip: Dirty Oil (1)Fuel Saving Tip: Slow Down (1)Fuel System (47)Headlamps (4)Inspection (6)Keys to a long lasting vehicle (5)Maintenance (66)Making Your Vehicle Last (1)Monitoring System (3)Oil Change (5)Older Vehicles (4)Parts (10)Safety (5)Serpentine Belt (4)Service Intervals (10)Service Standards (14)Shocks & Struts (6)Shocks and Struts (1)Steering (10)Suspension (2)Timing Belt (8)Tire Pressure Monitoring System (1)Tire Rotation and Balancing (2)Tires (1)Tires and Wheels (45)Transfer Case (1)Transmission (7)Warranty (2)What Customers Should Know (14)Wheel Bearings (2)Windshield Wipers (7)

Associations