Frequently Asked Questions Ask APW
How can the driver determine if the cause of flickering headlights is the light fixture itself or the alternator?
Answer: By conducting a basic power test, the car owner would be able to know if the problem is coming from the alternator or the bulbs or socket of the headlight. Ford escape has an alternator or an AC electrical generator that converts mechanical energy to electrical energy that makes the headlight work. Do the power test when the lights start to flicker. The battery voltage reading must be around 13 to 15 volts. Any data that reads below 12 volts would mean faulty charging system in the alternator.
Is it better to install halogen headlights than xenon headlights in a Ford Escape?
Answer: One of the features of a Ford Escape is its high suspension. The driver may have difficulties seeing road blocks during the night when there's no proper illumination. When it comes to brightness, Xenon headlights are way better than the halogen lights. The typical Xenon lights available in the market have a color temperature of 4,300 Kelvin. They emit white light. Halogen lamps has only 3000 Kelvin, thus they appear to have bright yellow to dim white color.
What is the most efficient way to keep the headlight lenses clean and scratch free?
Answer: The headlight assembly used in a Ford escape consists of several parts. The headlight lens is the outermost layer of the light fixture, thus it is the most exposed component. Most headlight lenses are made from glass and plastic. A basic glass cleaner from a local supermarket is the safest and cheapest degreaser. Toothpaste can also be used in removing stains and water markings on the lens. However, it cannot be used on plastic lenses because of some chemical components that are not compatible with plastics. Use only acrylic solutions because they have non-abrasive properties that are light enough for plastics.