How to Change a Brake Light

Car brake lights

Your vehicle’s brake lights go on each time you slow or stop your car, which is why it’s not surprising that the light bulbs burn out from time to time. Whether you’re looking to replace a brake at home or leave it to our service team at Bennett INFINITI of Wilkes-Barre, taking care of this small inconvenience is a pretty fast and easy, and we think that every Scranton driver should know how to change a brake light to avoid an accident or ticket. Learn how to do so in this handy guide from your trusted service team!


Replacing Your Vehicle’s Brake Light: Step-by-Step Guide

If you want to know how to replace a brake light at home, you can follow these easy steps:

  • Find the Correct Bulbs: First, figure out what kind of light bulb is needed. Refer to your vehicle’s owner’s manual to see the correct bulb size and voltage for your specific INFINITI vehicle.
  • Remove Tail Light Housing: With the replacement bulb handy, remove the colored lens that hides the brake light bulbs. This can be done with a Phillips-head screwdriver. After the cover is out of the way, remove the bad bulb.
  • Replace the Brake-Light Bulb: Before installing the new brake-light bulb, apply a bit of dielectric grease to the end, which prevents corrosion and rust. It also makes it easier to remove the bulb when it’s time to change it again. Put the new bulb in place, reattach the taillight housing. Everything’s done and you can enjoy driving safely around the Dunmore area.

Why Check Your Tail Lights?

Your tail lights work to signal to other drivers that you’re going to either make a turn, prepare to stop, you have stopped, or you’re reversing. When your car’s tail lights are not functioning correctly, drivers have no way of knowing what you’re doing next on the roads in Hazleton. This is why having a broken tail light can lead to getting a ticket.

Have Your Vehicle Inspected in Wilkes-Barre!

Want your brake lights replaced by our team of certified technicians? You can give us a call and we’ll schedule your service appointment. Be sure to take a look at our service specials for additional savings. 

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