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October 31, 2022

4 Easy and Inexpensive Hacks to Make Your Headlights Look as Good as New

No matter what you do, your headlights are bound to oxidize and turn foggy and yellow over time. When this happens, it gets much harder to see your surroundings at night and during poor weather conditions, thus making it harder and more unsafe for you to drive. Not only that, but your car also becomes an unpleasant sight to see.

The good news is that you can do simple things to make your headlights look as good as new. There’s no need to take your car to the auto repair shop and spend money to get your cloudy headlights cleaned. Veteran Car Donations is here to show you that as long as you have any of the items listed below, you’re good to go.

  1. Baking soda and vinegar

Both vinegar and baking soda have been used as cleaning agents for years. So, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that their mixture can also be used to clean foggy headlights.

Before you start, clean the surface of your headlights with dish soap. Apply the mixture in circular and side-to-side motions until your headlights are completely clean. Once you’re satisfied with what you see, rinse off your headlights with water and wipe them with a towel.

  1. Toothpaste

Believe it or not, toothpaste is super effective when it comes to cleaning hazy headlights. Its mild abrasive properties can help scrub the damaged and deteriorated surface, giving your headlights a sparkling new shine in no time.

Apply the toothpaste to your headlights and rub it in thoroughly with a toothbrush or any soft-bristled cleaning brush. Do this in small circular motions to enhance the clarity of your headlights. Finish by rinsing off with warm water and wiping off with a towel.

  1. Bug spray

Another hack to help you achieve a pair of brighter headlights is by using a little bug spray. The chemicals in it are known to reduce yellowing and cloudiness by removing some of the dirt and UV-damaged plastic from the surface of the headlights. Just be careful not to use too much bug spray though, as it can affect the plastic.

  1. Coca-Cola

Yep, you read that right. Coca-Cola can be an excellent headlight cleaner! That’s because it contains phosphoric acid, which is responsible for removing rust and stains from the metal parts of car headlights. So, if you’ve always been a huge fan of the drink, this should be another reason to love it!

Pour the carbonated beverage into a spray bottle and spray directly on your headlights. Leave it there for at least a minute, then wipe it off with a microfiber cloth. Although you should be seeing results instantly, you may want to repeat the process for a deeper clean. Finally, wipe the headlights with a towel to eliminate any residue.


You Can Convert Your Car into a Vital Source of Hope for Our Suffering Veterans

Restoring the visibility of your headlights is easy indeed. However, fixing some other car parts and issues may require the services of a professional to get the job done. Moreover, some car parts may be costly and difficult to find, especially if you own an older model that’s no longer being manufactured.

If you have a car that needs extensive repair and parts replacements, you may be better off replacing it with a new one.

As for that worn-out vehicle, you can repurpose it by handing it over to us at Veteran Car Donations. We’ll use it to improve the living conditions of the disadvantaged and struggling veterans in your area. They are our former servicemen and servicewomen who are homeless, jobless, and suffering from disabilities as well as physical and mental illnesses.

The proceeds from the sale of your auto donation will go directly to our veteran-focused nonprofit partners. Like us, these IRS-certified 501(c)(3) nonprofits are also committed to uplifting the lives of our nation’s heroes. The funding we give allows them to provide more deserving veterans with housing and financial assistance, employment and livelihood opportunities, family support, free quality health care and medical treatment, psychotherapy services, and other vital services.

To show you our gratitude for your charitable contribution, we’ll send you by mail the 100% tax-deductible sales receipt of your car within days after its sale. This will entitle you to receive the maximum tax deduction based on your vehicle’s selling price or value.

We’ll also be hauling your vehicle away without charging you a single dollar. We offer this free towing service to our donors in all parts of the country, which means we can collect your vehicle anywhere in the United States.

Best of all, you’ll experience the great joy and satisfaction of knowing that you’re doing something that can transform the lives of the suffering veterans in your area.

We accept almost all types of vehicles, including those that are in poor shape. Whether you’re donating a beat-up truck, a decade-old motorcycle with defective parts, or a golf cart that hasn’t been used for ages, we’ll gladly take it.

For more information regarding our donation program, including our quick and hassle-free donation process, head over to our FAQs page. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to call us anytime through our toll-free hotline at 877-594-5822. You may also message us here.


Spread Joy to Our Hurting Heroes Today!

When you donate an unwanted vehicle to us, we’ll make sure that it will impact the lives of the neglected and underserved heroes in your community. Call Veteran Car Donations at 877-594-5822 or fill out our secure online donation form now!

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