How to Fix My Faded Headlights?


Many of you have probably at some point noticed someone’s headlamps that are faded, yellowed, or old looking. This is actually very common and can start happening to any lenses that are plastic (which are most of them) after years of exposure in direct sunlight. 

It’s a common problem, and usually can be fixed fairly easily and inexpensively. There are a lot of headlight restoration kits on the market now for all you do-it-yourselfers that you can buy at auto parts stores and even at Walmart and Target.

The kits range from polishes that you wipe on and off — which don’t last quite as long — to actual sand and polish kits that take a little longer but have better results. 

Headlights can range anywhere from $75 to thousands of dollars each to replace them.  These days you have to buy the whole light as an assembly, you cannot buy just the lens, which is why it is much less expensive just to repair them. 

It takes about an hour to do both sides, which includes masking them up, sanding them with a fine grit sandpaper, and then polishing them afterwards to get that new glossy look.  If you don’t feel like taking this project on yourself, we will gladly help you out...FOR FREE!  Just stop by Apex Auto Center Inc. and we can do a headlight clean up for you right on the spot.

-Apex Auto Center Inc.

Tips to Help You Save On Car Leasing Turn-In Fees!


Leasing a car is nice for a lot of reasons. However, one of the major drawbacks to leasing is that if you turn it in with what’s considered more than normal wear and tear, you could REALLY wind up paying for it. Some of these things might include scratches, dents and other vehicle body issues. Getting a bill in the mail weeks after you turned your lease in can be, to put it mildly, frustrating!

So what can you do to avoid or save on turn-in fees with your lease? Here’s a look at a few tips:

  1.  Know your lease policy: It pays to review the lease terms prior to turning it in. For instance, in many cases, dents and scratches are considered to be normal wear and tear. Knowing this will help you appeal any charges you’re hit with after turning the vehicle in.
  2.  Keep records of your maintenance: It’s common to be charged for balding tires or other issues. On this note, make sure that you have records of all of your maintenance, like oil changes and tire rotations. This way, you can prove that you had the vehicle maintained per the manufacturer recommendations and fight back against any unreasonable charges.
  3.  Be proactive: If your car has a broken windshield or dents that you know won’t pass for normal wear and tear, be proactive and get it fixed. Doing so before turning it in will likely save you money based on what the automaker will charge you. Thats where we come in to help you here at Apex Auto Center Inc.

For more information on having dents, scratches and dings repaired to your lease, dont hesitate to contact Apex Auto Center Inc. You can get a free online estimate or set up an appointment for service today. Contact us today for more information.

-Apex Auto Center Inc.