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How to Change a Brake Light

Car Brake Lights

Every time you stop or slow down your car, your brake lights come on. So it’s no surprise that taillights burn out from time to time. Whether you’re gearing up for a DIY project or you prefer to let our service team work on your car, Ray Brandt Kia is here for you. Learning how to change a brake light is essential since burned-out taillights can cause accidents and may even earn you a ticket on the Harvey streets. Learn how to replace a brake light with our team below for safe, ticket-free travels!

Steps to Replace Your Vehicle’s Brake Light

Learning how to change a brake light is easy when you follow the simple steps listed below:

  • Find the Correct Bulbs: Before you learn how to replace a brake light in your Marrero garage, you’ll need to make sure you have the right tools. Your owner’s manual will help you discern what bulb type is right for your vehicle. You can shop and save with us, thanks to our parts specials!
  • Remove Tail Light Housing: To get started, remove the colored lens that covers the brake light bulbs, which can be done with a screwdriver. After the cover is out of the way, take out the old bulb.
  • Replace the Brake-Light Bulb: Before you rush into installing the new bulb, apply a bit of dielectric grease to the end to prevent corrosion and rust. This will make it easier to replace the next time around. Once the bulb is secured, reattach the taillight housing for renewed safety on the New Orleans streets.

What’s Check Your Tail Lights?

Taillights serve an important role – signaling your intentions to other drivers. Whether you’re slowing down, preparing to make a turn, or coming to a complete stop, brake lights offer key information to fellow motorists. Safety is the most important reason to keep tabs on your brake lights, but you can also get a ticket for traveling with busted bulbs. Keeping your taillights in good shape goes a long way towards safe travels!

Get a Service Inspection in Harvey

Now that you know how to replace a brake light, you’re ready to keep your vehicle in tip-top shape. If you prefer to leave the dirty work to the service professionals, don’t worry! You can easily schedule service with us at your convenience. If you have any lingering car care questions, contact us for personalized guidance, to learn about Kia brakes, and more!

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