Plastic surfaces are great for giving vehicles lightweight, durable components – from plastic headlight
lenses to motorcycle windshields, plastic tail lights, trailers and more. But these plastic components can
yellow and haze with weather, sun and sand, limiting visibility and diminishing the appearance and value
of the vehicle.
While the impact on a vehicle's value varies, the dangers in terms of limited visibility are
clear: It is a factor in 2.8 million accidents, 23,000 fatal crashes and 2,300 pedestrian deaths each year,
according to the Motor Vehicle Lighting Council. Dim headlight bulbs and hazy plastic headlight lenses or surfaces may lead to this reduced visibility, putting you, your passengers and other cars at risk.
The AAIA Car Care Council found that 26 percent of the cars it inspected had issues with their lighting system.
Millions of cars on the road today have plastic headlight lenses. The problem increases with the age of the
lens, and with the average age of cars on the road about 10 years old, the problem is growing.