How to Clean Foggy Headlights

Car driving with headlights on

If you’re driving in areas with low light, it’s important to ensure your headlights provide maximum visibility.

If you’ve notice that your headlights have lost their luster, you’re not alone. It’s common for headlights to become foggy, reducing the amount of light that gets through and making your car look aged and worn out. While replacing the plastic lens that protects your headlights is certainly a viable option, we recommend cleaning them first, to see if they actually need to be replaced.

Here is our guide on how to clean foggy headlights.

First, you’ll want to purchase a headlight restoration kit. These kits come with everything you need to polish and clean up your headlight’s plastic lenses. The Turtle Wax Headlight Lens Restorer is one example.

The plastic lens usually becomes yellow on the outer layer from oxidation and scratches from dirt and debris. These kits usually provide an abrasive paste and sandpaper to help remove the damaged outer later, and some also provide a protective “UV-block” clear coat that protects the lens from becoming foggy again.

Follow the directions for whichever kit you choose, taking your time to thoroughly buff and clean the area. If you find that the kit doesn’t quite do the trick, it might be time to have the lenses replaced. Contact us at Jimmy Michel Motors to learn more about how our Service Department can help!

For more headlight-cleaning tips, visit wikihow.com.

Ford Focus RS Found Here in the US Might Not be Street Legal

Finally, the much-anticipated Ford Focus RS is heading stateside for the first time ever early next year. The high-performance Focus has had car enthusiasts drooling for years – and now is the center of controversy right here in the USA.

2015 Ford Focus

A souped-up relative of this 2015 Ford Focus was spotted in an eBay auction. Photo gallery of the Ford Focus RS.

Apparently, in advance of the official arrival of the U.S.-spec Focus RS (which will obviously be street-legal), a (maybe?) not-so-street-legal Focus RS was put up for sale to the highest bidder on eBay. The seller claims that the 2010 Focus RS is the only RS currently for sale in the U.S., but omits any details on how the RS got here in the first place, or whether it can be driven on our roads.

The 2010 RS is listed as having 14,740 miles on the odometer, and boasts Recaro Leather bucket seats, blue-painted calipers, a large rear spoiler, and black alloy wheels shod with BF Goodrich G-Force tires. Additionally, the little powerhouse is powered by a .5-liter inline five-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine that puts out 301 horsepower.

The starting bid was $35,000, which seems like a good deal (if it’s legal, that is). Unfortunately for the seller, the bidding ended on August 11th, with not a single bid.

Here at Jimmy Michel Motors, we recommend waiting just a few months, and you’ll be able to get your hands on a brand new model that’s sure to be street legal! In the meantime, check out our Focuses currently in stock and all of our new inventory.