Category Archives: Headlights

Improve nighttime driving with headlight restoration

Are your headlights cloudy, hazy or not very bright? If you’re straining your eyes to see the roadway in front of you at night, you might want to consider getting your headlights restored. Dingy or dull lenses happen when the UV coating on headlamps absorb sunlight. The lenses get damaged over time and slowly deteriorate, especially on cars parked outside or in sunny climates. Auto Lab can help shine the light on your nighttime driving experience with headlight restoration. What does this restorative process involve? A sanding disc and special abrasive are used to remove the clouding, discoloration and surface … Continue reading

Save money on your car with preventive maintenance in Libertyville

Auto Lab preventive maintenance

Question: My owner’s manual lists a bunch of preventive maintenance items that are supposed to be completed regularly. Do I really need to follow that list? It seems like a lot of unnecessary time and expense. Answer: Spending several hundred dollars every year on vehicles that seem to be running just fine doesn’t sound like a good idea on the surface, but maintaining your car or truck has a big impact on your bottom line. Not only does regular auto repair prevent bigger, costlier repairs, but preventive maintenance also helps prolong the life of your vehicle. And after all, who in … Continue reading

Headlight restoration can help you see clearly again

As summer fades into fall, you’ve probably already noticed the days are getting shorter. With more time on the clock between dusk and dawn, you’ll be using your headlights a whole lot more. If your headlights are cloudy, hazy or simply not as bright as they used to be, you could be compromising your night-driving visibility. With the average age of cars today hitting an all-time high of 11.4 years, dingy lenses are more and more common. This is because the UV coating on modern vehicle lenses absorbs sunlight, rather than allowing the sun’s harmful UV rays to pass through. The … Continue reading