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  • A. Lababidi


Updated: Jul 21, 2020

Headlights become tarnished and worn as the age of the vehicle progresses. Once they are dull they create an old feel and look to the car, as well pose as a threat for poor light and can mean you will fail your next safety inspection (pink slip). Under Rules for Authorised Inspection Station, rule 106.5. Headlights must be visually inspected and may be rejected if; (a)headlight reflected is tarnished or peeling to the extent that headlight performance is impaired.

Pictured: Ford Falcon BF 2005 head light restoration saved owner $460.00

Headlights also affect the resale of vehicles. When buying a second-hand car, like many things in life, first impressions last. Before even taking a look under the hood a buyer will judge how well maintained a vehicle is by the general appearance. Things like dents, scratches, interior seats and tyres. However, sometimes we miss the obvious, the small things that leave a big impact. The condition of your headlights gives off an instant feel of either old and worn or new and fresh.


  • Don't go buying new headlights if they are not actually broken or cracked.

  • Avoid purchasing new headlights online for discounted prices. It may seem lucrative but they often don't last becoming faulty and are know to create electrical faults.

  • Book our mobile service and restore your existing headlights. Our mechanics will perform the restoration onsite saving you time and money.

Having your headlights restored will ensure increased visibility ensuring your safety on the road. In addition, a restoration will instantly set your vehicle apart from others of the same age, gaining you a quicker, higher sale when you plan to sell.

Across all types of makes a new headlight can cost from $200 to $700 per light! Find out how much you can save, simply complete our quick quote request

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