May 4, 2019
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Save yourself thousand of dollars when it comes to renewing your car rego and getting your pink slip approved. Make quick work of these inspections and avoid the headache. One of the common requirements for eSafety check approvals, is the criteria based on whether your headlights are in safe working order. Although it may seem like a small task, it can be awfully expensive if you don’t know what you are doing or what your options are.
But first let’s cover the eSafety Check, otherwise known as the Pink Slip. It’s a mandatory pre-inspection that determines whether your car is in a road worthy condition and therefore safe to drive and for drivers around you. Inspection is generally for vehicles that are at least 5 years old and you will need to pass this to renew your car rego.
Now speaking of headlights, there will come a time where you will notice that your front headlights have been discoloured or faded to a yellow. As a result, the light emitted dims to a yellow and ultimately presents you with a road unworthy vehicle.
Did you know such a simple headlight replacement can cost you from hundreds to thousands of dollars? That’s right, thousands of dollars! A BMW headlight assembly without a bulb can already rack you a $985 bill and that is not even including the accessories. Although, before you go digging your pockets, a headlight restoration may be what you need and the best part about it, it costs a fraction of the price of getting a headlight replacement. Only consider headlight restoration given that the headlight is hindered due to oxidation, physical damage may require a completely new replacement instead.
Headlight restoration can be a troublesome process requiring meticulous attention to detail. It can be quite a fragile part to handle and often requires the outside and inside to be buffed by machine and by hand for tough to reach areas i.e the inside of the headlight. Also oils may transfer on to the light bulbs when handling the headlight by hand, these oils can cause your lights not to last as long and reduce it’s overall quality. In summary, the restoration process involves buffing out the oxidised parts of the headlight and polishing it finely to capture a smooth, clean and clear finish, delivering a nice beam of light for better vision at night.
Furthermore, the headlights don’t mark a great first impression during car price negotiations. There is nothing more unappealing than the look of faded yellow headlights as it really does emphasise the wear and tear on your vehicle. Always an essential feature when it comes to investing in any sort of pre-sale car detail where you are looking to maximise your returns.
If you aren’t keen to fork out hundreds or even thousands of dollars to cover your headlight replacement, then a headlight restoration may be the smart alternative you’ve been looking for. If you’d like to keep you headlights looking new all year round for years, then perhaps you should considered having them protected with a nano ceramic coating. This sort of coating is similar to a glass-coating, it adds durability and excellent protection against dullness, fading, oxidation and so on, ensuring that your headlights can stay clear with no limitation to the light emission, for more information on this technology you can click here
Don’t have the time to restore your headlights yourself? You could always contact Schmicko and add the headlight restoration process as an add-on to your existing car detailing package. Simply book online in just 60 seconds or give us a ring on 1300 218 312 with Schmicko today.