Professional Headlight Restoration Service

If there’s any that can add to your car’s physical appearance and safety when you drive, it’s the headlights. But if yours is all fogged up and fuzzy, River Islands Car Salon’s mobile car detailing headlight restoration is all you need.

You don’t have to purchase new ones when you can have them professionally restored by our expert mobile car detailer. It’s not just cleaning your headlight but complete and long-lasting restoration.

If you’re wondering why a headlight restoration service is needed, here’s the cause. Over time, your headlight will degrade due to the sun’s UV rays, heating, road debris, and changes in weather. These factors can affect not only how your car looks but most importantly, its function. Get to know more about our headlight restoration as you read further.

What is Headlight Restoration?

Headlight restoration is just as it sounds, restoring the headlights when it has become too foggy. A well-functioning set of headlights is essential to your safety on the road. It’s difficult to see where you’re going at night with foggy, dim, or yellowing headlights. Good thing these can still be restored so you won’t have to spend a lot of money buying new ones.

Your headlights are more exposed and prone to the dirt, dust, and UV rays outside that’s why it’s inevitable for them to become foggy. And when they do, they become ineffective, and driving at night will become dangerous.

Foggy and ineffective headlights can impact your visibility on the road, especially when passing through tunnels or during inclement weather. It would also be difficult for other drivers to see you with dimmed headlights which can lead to accidents and mishaps.

Headlight Restoration Before and After shots

Feel free to check some of our headlight restoration results below. This service can be paired with Deep Interior Cleaning or Full Interior Cleaning.

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Based on 48 reviews
Cindy Foster
Cindy Foster
I had water spots on my car and Neil was very honest about what can be done. Though he didn’t do the detail, he explained to me what needs to be done and he gave me an option if I still want to proceed or not. He was a very honest detailer and saved me money. I highly appreciate River Islands car detailing for their trustworthiness.
Ronnie Mendoza
Ronnie Mendoza
My truck was covered with mud and dirt and due to my injury, I couldn’t detail anymore. I had to find a reputable and professional car detail and I was glad I found River Islands Car Salon. Neil did a great job making my truck look new again! I highly recommend this auto detailing service.
Nyka Cartago
Nyka Cartago
My dad’s car interior had not been cleaned for years. Neil came through and did a basic hand wash & deep cleaned the interior. Now my dad’s car looks brand new inside! He did an amazing job and I recommend him to anyone looking for a car detail.
Krisna Norico
Krisna Norico
Neil did a great job removing dirt on the crevices, coffee stains on the back seat and scratches on my SUV. My car looks new and shiny again. The interior smells great and clean too! I highly recommend this auto detailing service in Lathrop.
Neil did a great job removing water spots on our Challenger and Tundra. Our cars look new and shiny again. Highly recommend his auto detail service!
Daleep Arora
Daleep Arora
River Islands Car Salon did a great job on cleaning my car interior. The crumbs were gone and my leather seats look like new again. I highly recommend them if you need your car detailed.
Victor Thornton
Victor Thornton
Neil cleaned and detailed our SUV and classic car. The interior and exterior of our cars looked very clean and shiny again. I highly recommend this mobile car detailing business because of their professionalism and attention to detail!
Aamir Refai
Aamir Refai
Neil did a great job removing the dirt, coffee stains and some browning on the interior of our Suburban. He was also able to remove the stains on the headliner and the dirt from the vents.We didn’t know how dirty the interior was until he showed me how much stains he collected and dump from his carpet extractor.Now, my family and I feel comfortable to sit inside and drive around. It also feels much better breathing inside as well as touching the steering wheel and other surfaces.We are satisfied with the result and we highly recommend River Islands Car Salon mobile car detailing service.
Lakhvir Gill
Lakhvir Gill
River Islands Car Salon did a deep car interior seat cleaning and exterior detail on my wife’s Corolla. Neil cleaned the stains on my wife’s car seats and the car looks shiny. He was prompt and provided a great customer service. I highly recommend this mobile car detailing service.
River Islands Car Salon did a deep car interior cleaning on my car. Neil was able to remove the stains on my seats and I was happy with the outcome. I did notice he missed my windows due his focus on my seats (which I appreciated), but he was honest enough to make it right the next day! He provided great customer service, he’s very communicative, and I’d definitely recommend this mobile car detailing service.

We service several areas surrounding Lathrop. There is some limitation just depends on how distance your location is but we will try our best to fit you in our schedule and meet criteria.

Below are some surrounding areas that we service.

What to Expect From Our Mobile Premium Car Detail - Headlight Restoration Service

As you already know, headlights are one of the most important parts of your car. You literally can’t drive at night without them. When you have a car that’s 8 to 10 years old, your headlights will turn yellowish in color.

This yellowish color is caused by oxidation, UV rays, or a deteriorating clear coat. As time goes by, your headlights will show a lesser and lesser amount of light. Thus, making it difficult for you to drive at night.

The three most common solutions to foggy headlights are: replacing them, buying a headlight restoration kit, or doing it on your own.

The problem with replacing headlights is that they can be expensive. Also, you must have the tools and experience to replace them, or else you have to pay for labor. You can buy headlight restoration kits but you can’t be so sure which one to buy. With so many options out there, it can be daunting which one to get. Plus, you’re not sure if it will give you the result you’d hope for.

On the other hand, you can try to do it on your own by using toothpaste or WD-40. But does it work? Does it give you 99% clear headlights?

As professional mobile car detailers, we offer a true headlight restoration service. We do a meticulous process of taping your paint, wet sanding, and machine polishing. Then we will apply a clear coat to preserve the clarity of your headlights.

You can finally drive with confidence and see the road clearly at night thanks to our mobile best car headlight restoration service. It’s the best and the ultimate way to transform your headlamps from foggy to looking brand new.

What to Expect From Our Mobile Premium Car Detail - Headlight Restoration Service

Our headlight restoration experts at River Islands Car Salon only use professional-grade materials to remove the outer layers of oxidation and grimes on your lenses and take out any damaged components of your headlights. The headlights will then be thoroughly cleaned and polished so they get their brightness back. To get a clear idea of our entire headlight restoration process, take a look at how we do it:

Our Meticulous Headlight Restoration Process:


Wash the headlights and the surrounding areas then wipe dry.


Tape the surrounding paint and trim surfaces to avoid scratching.


Wet sand the headlights with 5 levels of sandpaper.


Wash and clean the residue.


Start machine polishing by using a cutting pad and polishing pad to make the headlights as clear as possible.


Clean and wipe the area using diluted alcohol.


Apply the first layer of clear coat then wait for 5-10 minutes. Then apply the second layer and let it dry for 12-24 hours. We recommend not using your headlights and park your car under the shade for at least 24 hours. 

Benefits of Headlight Restoration

Save Time, Energy, and Money

Rather than buying new headlights and replacing them yourself, having them professionally restored will help you save some precious bucks. Plus, you won’t have to spend so much time figuring it out and doing it all by yourself. It’s the most efficient and cost-saving service you can have for your car.


The best reason to have a mobile car headlight restoration is for your safety. The physical upkeep should only come second. This will help you see better especially when you’re driving at night or when it’s raining or snowing terribly. Don’t let it come to the point where it’s difficult for you to drive in the dark before you have your cloudy or hazy headlights restored.

Improved appearance

When you restore your headlights, not only does it improve your visibility but it also enhances your car’s look. Bringing back that ‘newness’ to your car’s headlight will add to its beauty and improve its overall appearance. Having crystal clear headlights can give your car a more youthful and newer look.

Increases your Vehicle's Overall Value

A clean and smooth headlight surface adds beauty and personality to a vehicle. In fact, headlights play a huge part in making your car look nice and therefore improving its value. This means if you’re planning to sell your car sometime in the future, you can get a good deal out of it when the headlights are properly cleaned and restored for the next owner. 

Maximizes Your Headlight's Performance

When the scratches, haze, and fog are removed, what remains is a headlight that works its finest. This will help them shine as brightly as possible and deliver more illumination as you drive at night.

Headlight Restoration Frequently Asked Questions

Do you come to me?

Yes. We are a mobile car detailing service that serve River Islands, Lathrop, Manteca, Tracy, Stockton, Ripon and Modesto. We do car detailing at the convenience of your home.

How long does a headlight restoration service can take?

It can take about 2-2.5hrs.

Why you don't use headlight restoration kits?

The main reason is that our method is 99% effective than any headlight restoration kits. We use 5 grits of sandpapers and machine polisher to remove 99% oxidation on your headlights. Also, we protect your polished headlights by applying clear coat wipes, that can last 1-2 years. In short, our method is the most professional way to restore headlights.

Can I turn on my headlights right away after you polish them?

Unfortunately no. After we polish your headlights, we apply clear coat to protect it from oxidation or yellowing. The clear coat needs to be dried and cured for about 12-24hrs for maximum bonding.

How do I maintain and take care of my newly restored headlights?

Hand washing your car with clean microfiber towels with ph-neutral soap once a week is recommended. You don’t need to apply pressure or force when washing your headlights. You can also re-apply clear coat wipes after 6 or 8 months, if your car is always exposed to UV-rays.