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How to Change a Brake Light

Car Brake Lights

 

Your brake lights are very active components of your vehicle, and they must perform every time you press on the brake pedal. Therefore, brake lights tend to burn out from time to time. Our service department can help you learn how to change a brake light and do it yourself at home, or choose our highly skilled technicians to replace the brake lights for you. 

At Tom's Ford, we are happy to promptly take care of this minor inconvenience to get you back on the road again. If you want to DIY your brake light, here is a quick guide on how to replace a brake light.

Steps to Replace Your Vehicle’s Brake Light

Our service team is happy to help assist you during the process of replacing a brake light. We know that many Red Bank car owners choose to change brake lights at home. If so, follow the steps below to make the process easier:

Find the Correct Bulbs: Check your owner’s manual to find your vehicle’s correct bulb size and voltage.

Remove Tail Light Housing: You can remove the colored lens that covers your brake lights when you have the replacement bulb. You will need a Phillips-head screwdriver to open it up.

Replace the Brake-Light Bulb: Before installing the new brake light, you should apply some dielectric grease to the end, which will prevent rust and corrosion. The oil will also make switching out the next bulb easier when it is time for a replacement.

What’s the Importance of Checking Your Tail Lights?

Your tail lights are a form of communication to other Hazlet drivers. They let them know when youmake a stop, go in reverse, put your hazard lights on, or signal to turn. Without your tail lights lighting up, another driver cannot tell what you will do next, creating a dangerous situation.

Not to mention that besides safety, it is illegal to drive with burnt-out tail lights; you can be issued a ticket. Therefore, the importance of checking your tail lights helps abide by the law and keep you and your family safe.

Get an Inspection at the Tom's Ford Service Center

Our service center in Keyport is happy to help Middletown car owners by replacing your brake-lights. Our professionals can quickly access, find the correct bulb, remove and replace a brake light in no time. 

Our goal is to get you back on the road as swiftly and safely as possible. Schedule your service appointment with us; we are always happy to hear from you. Connect with us in-store, by phone, or through our online form.

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