How to clean car headlights hack

Right. It’s time to address it. Driving at night is horrible sometimes! Especially in Britain, when it’s raining, foggy or there’s been cutbacks on street lamps. But it doesn’t have to be this way! Like the gang from FRIENDS, we’ll be here for you with our helpful hack on getting the best light from your headlights. Whether it’s to pass your MOT light emissions test, or just because you’re looking to beautify that gorgeous new motor, this little hack could save you some money. Plus, you’ll be able to use your data for listening to some great tunes on the open road, instead of wasting it on YouTube tutorials!


What you’ll need.

All you need to clean your headlights up is a common toothbrush (soft or medium, without any plastic added bristles to avoid scratching) and some fluoride toothpaste of any kind.

Let’s find out how it’s done.

First, you’ll need to pop the toothpaste onto the brush and rub it into your headlight covers. Press the toothbrush hard into the covers, and move it in a circular motion to catch all the dirt you’re aiming to remove. Also, watch the paint on the bonnet around the headlights; we’d hate to see you damaging your car!

Done scrubbing? Just leave the toothpaste there for a few minutes, and then rub in some clean warm water in the same way you applied the toothpaste. Once the covers are completely rinsed, you can dry them off with an old towel, or let them dry naturally.

Now that’s a job well done!

Au voila! You should have a set of dirt-free headlights and a clear view of the open road ahead of you, meaning your adventures don’t have to end when the sun sets.

Katie Nicholls
  • Katie Nicholls
  • Digital Content Writer
  • January 23rd, 2019