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January Portland Newsletter

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Question:

My headlight lenses are all cloudy. I checked with my local dealership about replacing them and it is very costly. What else can I do?

Portland Automotive Answer:

You are right - replacing a headlight assembly can cost hundreds of dollars. Luckily there is something Hartford car owners can do about cloudy headlamps.

First let’s talk about why the headlamps are so cloudy. Back in the day, Hartford motorists' headlights were glass. These were heavy, could crack, and had practical limits as to their shape so automakers started using plastic headlight lenses. CT road grime and UV light take a toll on the plastic surface. Over time the lenses get cloudy and discolored. Just look at the trucks in any Hartford parking lot and you'll see a lot of that.

Because a disproportionate amount of traffic accidents happen at night, smart Hartford drivers make sure they have maximum visibility. Cloudy lenses impair the amount of light that gets out on the road, which in turn can really hurt the time you have to respond to hazards in the road.

Fortunately, your Hartford service center (or Bill's Automotive Inc) can restore your lenses. Using a combination of special cleaners and polishes, the cloudy and discolored layer is removed. This critical service costs a fraction of replacing the headlight assembly.

How expensive it is will depend on the size of the lens and how badly it is clouded. The protocol can be used on brake lights, turn signals, and taillights as well. If it's been over a year since you replaced your headlamp bulbs, they may have started to dim. You can meet with your caring Bill's Automotive Inc service advisor about options to replace or even upgrade your headlamp bulbs.

Chicken with Garlic, Basil, and Parsley

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Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 40 Minutes
Ready In: 50 Minutes
Servings: 4

 

INGREDIENTS:

1 tablespoon dried parsley, divided
1 tablespoon dried basil, divided
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast
halves
4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
2 tomatoes, sliced

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Coat a 9x13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon parsley and 1 teaspoon basil evenly over the bottom of the baking dish. Arrange chicken breast halves in the dish, and sprinkle evenly with garlic slices. In a small bowl, mix the remaining 2 teaspoons parsley, remaining 2 teaspoons basil, salt, and red pepper; sprinkle over the chicken. Top with tomato slices.
  3. Bake covered in the preheated oven 25 minutes. Remove cover, and continue baking 15 minutes, or until chicken juices run clear.