Every once in a while it’s a good idea to check the condition of your headlight lenses on your BMW. Over time, bugs, road tar, dirt, and other debris can collect on the headlight lenses causing a dirty film.
When that happens, the illumination power of your headlights will be diminished. You might not notice this happening, but like most things in life that occur gradually over time, it will become noticeable at some point.
It might have been during a rainy night when you were driving home and you had to squint because you couldn’t see the road as clearly. Maybe the first time this happened you passed it off as an extremely dark night. The next time you might’ve thought something was going wrong with your eyesight.
After visiting your eye care professional and getting an eye exam to determine your eyes are completely fine, you began looking at the headlights of your BMW. Maybe you had them replaced but still it didn’t improve the clarity and illumination on the road at night.
Try cleaning those headlamp lenses and here is a simple way you can do that. You don’t have to spend 20, 30, 40, or even hundreds of dollars to have somebody else do it. It only takes about 10 or 15 minutes of your time, an old, used toothbrush, and some baking soda toothpaste.
Take an old, soft or medium bristled toothbrush (or a new one, if you prefer), baking soda toothpaste, and rub down the headlamp lens in a circulating pattern. Do this until the lens is completely covered in toothpaste lather. Once you are done with that, take a dry terrycloth towel and wipe down the lens.
You’ll notice the clarity compared to the other one. Then you’re ready to do the other headlamp lens and you’ll be much safer driving out on the Toronto area roadways at night.