AutoRight Headlight Restoration Kit Review

Posted on Sep 30 2014 - 6:01pm by Susan Bewley

Disclosure: I received this product for free to review. The opinions in my review are honest and my own.

Autoright headlight restoration kit review

I will be completely honest with you guys, I don’t drive a newer car. My 2001 Honda Accord has had quite a bit of love over the years and it is my baby. My Accord was purchased in 2005 when I graduated from college and has been my faithful car to this day. It saw me through graduate school, multiple moves, and kept my family safe during monthly trips from Kentucky to New Jersey. It really isn’t too surprising that it is getting close to 200,000 miles and I’m proud that my old baby is still going strong. While I love my car, I do sometimes get new car envy, especially with how my car has been showing some age, including with its headlights. It is usually one of the best ways of telling an older car, especially with how the headlights have become oxidized and scratched due to use and time. Unfortunately, this issue is more than cosmetic since it will also distort and block light coming from your headlights, making it harder to see at night and during bad weather.

Even though I kept putting it off, I knew it was time that something was done about my headlights – either pay to have someone restore them, or get new ones. Neither of these options were exactly cheap. As I was researching and lookingat one of my favorite brand’s sites (HomeRight), I found out they had an automotive branch of their business – AutoRight – which sells a headlight restoration kit. Wanting to know more, I reached out to the company, who was delighted to have me review their restoration kit. Knowing I had nothing to lose and a lot to gain if it worked, I happily said yes and couldn’t wait to try out this kit!

AutoRight Headlight Restoration Kit: What Is It?

Want to make your headlights look like new and get rid of that cloudy, yellow film without paying $150 or more per headlight at your local shop? If so, we think you will love the AutoRight Headlight Restoration Kit! This spiffy kit revitalizes severely scratched and oxidized lenses, allowing you to have headlights that not only look beautiful, but are more effective at night and during hazardous weather. This kit works by using a dry and wet sanding process to polish and seal your headlights, getting rid of the oxidized layer of plastic and smoothing out scratches caused by regular driving. Best of all, this kit is very easy to use! All you do is attach the pieces to the AutoRight 4 Inch Cordless Polisher (sold separately) and you have awesome looking headlights after a half hour or so of work. After you have tried this kit, you will never pay to restore your headlights again!

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AutoRight Headlight Restoration Kit: Overall

Okay, before I go any further, I have to say that the AutoRight Headlight Restoration Kit completely blew me out of the water. While I was excited about restoring my headlights, I didn’t have very high expectations. One of my brothers used another company’s kit years ago on his truck and while it improved the look of his headlights, they still looked clouded and far from like new. With how bad my headlights looked from constant highway driving I knew anything was better. In all honesty, I was expecting in the next few months to make a trip to the local junkyard in hopes of finding a more inexpensive option than getting them restored at our local Honda dealership. With the kit being only $25, what did we have to lose?

As you can see from the pictures, the transformation was pretty amazing. Not only did it get rid of the scuffs and oxidation, but left my headlights looking just as good as when my car was purchased ten years ago. Best of all, the kit was very easy to use. The hardest part was actually the waiting. All you do is buff the headlight using the different sanding pads, and then keep polishing until you have the desired clearness. With how bad my headlights were, it took about 30 – 40 minutes per headlight, and this is with my husband and I having no clue what we were doing. Luckily, we figured things out very quickly with the kit’s clear, easy to understand and accurate directions. Really, I couldn’t be happier with this kit and consider it such an amazing bargain for any car owner! I mean, who wouldn’t spend 20 – 40 minutes of their time to save over $200 (assuming $150 per headlight restore at the dealership)? With such amazing results, my husband and I both are delighted to give the AutoRight Headlight Restoration Kit an A+ rating!

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AutoRight Headlight Restoration Kit: Where to Purchase

Would you like to purchase this awesome kit for your own car? You can buy the AutoRight Headlight Restoration Kit for $24.99 and the AutoRight 4 Inch Cordless Detailing Polisher on the AutoRight website for $59.99.

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Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

67 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Maryann D. September 30, 2014 at 6:17 pm - Reply

    This kit sounds terrific. I didn’t know they had headlight restoration kits. My husbands headlight just went out in his car, and he needed help to change that though.

  2. Kelly September 30, 2014 at 8:57 pm - Reply

    Wow, love your before and after. That really shows how it works. I would love this we have a big truck, a tractor, and a trailer. All could benefit from this. 🙂

  3. Elizabeth Copeland September 30, 2014 at 9:33 pm - Reply

    I am amazed at the difference. I *need* this kit for my new-to-me minivan. The headlights are completely hazed over. I cannot believe the difference between the before and after photos! WOW!

  4. Meridith B September 30, 2014 at 11:20 pm - Reply

    We bought our car from my in-laws and I swear they must have driven through sandstorms on a daily basis. This restoration kit is exactly what I’ve been searching for!

  5. Robin Creager September 30, 2014 at 11:23 pm - Reply

    Wow!! It sure made a difference on your Honda Accord’s headlights…what an improvement! I’d love to give this a try on my Buick LaCrosse.

  6. Zella Mckheen October 1, 2014 at 12:59 am - Reply

    WOW! HUGE difference! I really need this for my vehicle. We got a Hyundai Santa Fe, 2004 model back in May, it was/is in TOP notch condition. The only problem was/is the tires and head lights. The vehicle runs like a brand new one! Only had 55k miles on it, The head lights are hazy but other than that I can NOT dare complain!! I’ve heard great things about this product, but never knew it would make that BIG of a difference!

  7. Debra Holloway October 1, 2014 at 4:29 am - Reply

    We could really use this to fix some deer damage to the car.

  8. Debra Holloway October 1, 2014 at 4:31 am - Reply

    We have had deer damage to our car. This would come in very handy for fixing it. This looks like just the tool and kit.

  9. Scott Dee October 1, 2014 at 7:06 am - Reply

    My Saturn Ion could use this. I am in the same situation as the reviewer either heading to the junkyard to find good ones or pay to have them restored. Would love to try this product.

  10. Marj McClendon October 1, 2014 at 7:45 am - Reply

    I’ve never heard of such a thing and my car is a late 90’s model. It could really use this kit.

  11. Bailey Dexter Parr October 1, 2014 at 8:13 am - Reply

    Amazing! I’ve been tried just about everything to get my headlights to look like the after picture. Love the results!

  12. Sherry F October 1, 2014 at 8:17 am - Reply

    My fiance is constantly checking to see if the head lights are on at night because my Pathfinder’s headlights look worse than your before picture. It drives me nuts that he keeps turning the lights off and on. The oil change place wanted $60 to do them I had no idea I could do it myself.

  13. Jennifer Heintz October 1, 2014 at 8:29 am - Reply

    I am currently driving a older vehicle that has one good headlight, and the other needs work. Thanks for the review on the AutoRight HeadLight Restoration Kit-looks like the product for my car!

  14. Kelly Payton October 1, 2014 at 8:49 am - Reply

    Wow that’s a awesome difference!a And at $25 great price.

  15. Lisa Williams October 1, 2014 at 10:01 am - Reply

    This would be great to have,my husband drives an old truck to work and restoring the headlights would sure brighten things up when he leaves for work at 6:30 a.m. and it’s staying dark out and getting dark earlier,being able to see while driving and this restoration kit would be amazing to spruce up the lighting.

  16. beverly paquin October 1, 2014 at 10:12 am - Reply

    i have seen this on tv. i wonder…does it work.

  17. Lisa G October 1, 2014 at 10:26 am - Reply

    Oh, I gotta try this brand. I tried another brand of headlight cleaner but it didn’t work very good. I’ve had my car since 2006 and my headlight really need some cleaning!!

  18. Jan Hall October 1, 2014 at 10:30 am - Reply

    This was a great review. I am convinced that I need this for both of my vehicles. My car a 99 Taurus has one new lens due to an accident and 1 old cloudy lens. We have been wanting to get something to fix this.

  19. Jennifer Hiles October 1, 2014 at 11:19 am - Reply

    I had the worst problem with my last car. Everytime I passed someone at night, they would high beam me because they thought I had mine on (which I didn’t). Then I went to get them fixed and after that all I saw was 3 feet in front of me. It was a nightmare!

  20. Carole Spring October 1, 2014 at 12:06 pm - Reply

    My husband has been talking about getting something done about the headlights on both of our cars. This kit sounds amazing. I think it is just what we need. I love your before and after pictures – what a huge difference in clarity!

  21. lisa October 1, 2014 at 12:31 pm - Reply

    What a difference. I’ve seen this on t.v. and thought about ordering some.I wonder if it would work on eyeglass lenses too?

  22. Lori Thomas October 1, 2014 at 12:39 pm - Reply

    What a huge difference! Sounds easy enough to use, my car could really use this.

  23. Cheryl Rahkonen October 1, 2014 at 12:46 pm - Reply

    Wow! What a difference. I have heard about these kits but my husband said that he doubted if it would really work as stated. I can’t wait to show him this review. I also must say the price is right–I thought a kit like this would cost so much more. Thank you for this review and for enlightening us on its great benefits.

  24. lorrie mandanici October 1, 2014 at 1:13 pm - Reply

    Really would love to try this-my daughter drives a 20yr old car and the headlights are awful at night!!

  25. Brooke Creech October 1, 2014 at 1:18 pm - Reply

    Soooo, is it bad that the little tool actually looks like it’d be fun to use? 🙂

  26. David Eckels October 1, 2014 at 1:36 pm - Reply

    we have a couple of older vehicles that would love to have clear vision.

  27. Leslie Ross October 1, 2014 at 5:56 pm - Reply

    This thing is awesome I can not wait to get one I have fingers and toes crossed

  28. Danielle Porter October 1, 2014 at 11:33 pm - Reply

    Looks like a long process, but my car could really use it!

    • Susan Bewley October 2, 2014 at 1:08 am - Reply

      Not long at all 🙂 Our were pretty bad so it took 30 – 40 minutes per headlight. For most people, ,the direction say only 20 minutes 🙂

  29. Anne Marie Carter October 2, 2014 at 12:44 am - Reply

    This product looks great. I would love to use it on my car because my headlights are very dull looking.

  30. Debbie Bray October 2, 2014 at 12:52 am - Reply

    This product sounds amazing!! I definitely hope t owin because my 12 year old Mazda could really use it!!

  31. Natalie Nichols October 2, 2014 at 1:25 am - Reply

    This looks awesome! Would be nice to have around.

  32. Terry Cover October 2, 2014 at 6:00 am - Reply

    You sure show a heck of a difference on the before and after shots. I have tried several on my wife’s G6 Pontaic to no avail and am on the edge of taking it to a professional and the best price to get the job done is at Wal-Mart. The only thing wrong is you pay no-matter how the job comes out.

  33. Maria Iemma October 2, 2014 at 10:23 am - Reply

    My car is a 2006 model and my headlights are looking kind of dull. I am going to ask my oldest son to buy the kit and make my headlights bright once again.

  34. Sara Hanvey October 2, 2014 at 2:08 pm - Reply

    My husband’s 13 year old car runs great – but the headlights are hazy! I would love to give him this for his car! On the other hand, my 14 year old truck doesn’t have hazy lights…… just saying!

  35. Mare W October 2, 2014 at 10:50 pm - Reply

    We have been looking all over for a decent headlight brightener kit! This one looks like the best one we’ve ever seen. We’ve tried a few cheap ones but they didn’t do anything! I’ll keep my fingers crossed! 😉

  36. Anita L October 4, 2014 at 5:50 am - Reply

    This product sounds amazing! I have a touch of night blindness, so anything to help me see better when driving is great!!

  37. Teri Melton October 4, 2014 at 9:00 am - Reply

    I am amazed by your before and after pic. My ’93 Jeep is very cloudy and needs this desperately. But better yet we can use it for multiple vehicles.

  38. Jerry Cartwright October 4, 2014 at 10:11 am - Reply

    My wife’s Trailblazer lights could really use this kit. I’ve been noticing over the past several months that they are getting worse and worse. There’s a video floating around on Facebook about clearing your headlights up with an old cotton sock and Repel insect repellent. I saw it and that afternoon tried it on my wife’s car. Like and idiot, I used about a half of a can of Repel trying to clean hers and just as I had figured, it was a crock. Her headlights aren’t any clearer than they were before but maybe at least with all that insect repellent, they won’t have bugs all over them anymore. LOL

  39. Lisa L. October 4, 2014 at 4:21 pm - Reply

    My brother loves to restore old vehicles. This would be great for him. I unfortunately do not have a vehicle and take the bus. I will not restore the buses headlights….. LOL

  40. Julie S. October 4, 2014 at 6:25 pm - Reply

    We have a 2000 Nissan Maxima that could definitely use this!

  41. Jackie McMillan October 4, 2014 at 7:40 pm - Reply

    I would love to use this on my husband’s truck! It is on the older side and needs this!

  42. terra j sweeps October 5, 2014 at 4:53 pm - Reply

    this product actually looks like it works! I need my headlights repaired.

  43. Zoey October 5, 2014 at 7:02 pm - Reply

    This kit looks useful. It’s a good reminder to change my headlights!

  44. Kim Kenny October 5, 2014 at 7:04 pm - Reply

    We’ve always wanted to try one of these kits but were really skeptical. It’s good to see that a “real” person used this with great results. Now I want to try it on our car!

  45. Suzy Cole Thompson October 6, 2014 at 6:14 am - Reply

    My old car could really use this. I work nights, so I need the lights both to and from work in the winter when the days are short.

  46. Marilyn Nawara October 7, 2014 at 3:31 am - Reply

    Wow! This really made a difference. Think that I will give this a try — I was thinking my lights were too dim and this might help.

  47. Sandra Watts October 7, 2014 at 6:44 am - Reply

    Wow what a difference it made for your car. I had tried another product without any luck so I gave up on trying it and just replaced the lights. Well next time I will be sure to try this brand first! Thanks for the great review!

  48. Amanda C October 7, 2014 at 11:13 am - Reply

    I’d love to have this for my Toyota Corolla–my headlights never stay clean. I’ve tried many home remedies such as toothpaste to remove the residue, but it never works.

  49. Carla Coe October 9, 2014 at 8:18 am - Reply

    This would be perfect for my little car.

  50. Jill Myrick October 12, 2014 at 12:18 am - Reply

    Wow ! The difference is amazing. This is what my husband need for his car as his headlights have turned really bad.


  51. denise low October 12, 2014 at 12:24 pm - Reply

    It seems like that at least one of our cars needs this kit.Would like to win this one.

  52. Richard Hicks October 12, 2014 at 2:44 pm - Reply

    This kit does a wonderful job and we have a car that needs it done!

  53. Rust October 13, 2014 at 3:02 pm - Reply

    This is a wonderful review …the product sounds like something we could really use.

  54. Mary Somerville October 13, 2014 at 5:22 pm - Reply

    Our headlights look a lot like your before picture. I had not known anything could be done for them. I get nervous driving at night, so I would appreciate anything that helps me see better.

  55. Julie October 13, 2014 at 11:09 pm - Reply

    This kit is awesome I am off to buy it in the morning need it so bad my lights looks sick..

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