How to Change a Brake Light

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Every time you slow or stop your vehicle around %%di_city, your brake lights light up, so it’s no surprise that they burn out at some point. Whether you choose DIY brake light replacement or turn to the service center at Old Saybrook Hyundai, taking care of this minor auto issue is usually quick and easy. To learn how to change a brake light, read this handy guide from Old Saybrook Hyundai. 

How to Replace a Brake Light Step by Step

If you want to know how to replace a brake light on your own, follow the simple steps below:

  • Find the Correct Bulbs: The first step to changing a brake light is to figure out what kind of bulbs you need. Review your owner’s manual to see the correct bulb size and voltage for your specific vehicle, or call the parts department at Old Saybrook Hyundai.
  • Remove Tail Light Housing: Once you have the replacement bulb in hand, you’ll have to remove the colored lens that covers the brake light bulbs. You’ll need a Phillips-head screwdriver. Once the cover is removed, remove the burnt-out bulb.
  • Replace the Brake-Light Bulb: Before installing the new brake-light bulb, apply a small amount of dielectric grease to the end, which will prevent corrosion and rust. It will also make it easier to remove the bulb when it’s time to change it again. Put the new bulb in place, reattach the taillight cover, and enjoy safe driving around the greater Waterford area once again.

Why You Should Periodically Check Your Tail Lights

Madison drivers know that the reason we need tail lights is to signal to other drivers that you’re slowing down, about to stop, already stopped, or reversing your vehicle. When your car’s tail lights aren’t functioning correctly, drivers won’t know what you’re doing next and could slam into you. This is why having a tail light out can lead to you getting a ticket, or worse, having a collision! Safety is paramount, so remember to periodically check your tail lights and make sure to replace them when needed.

Get Your Vehicle Serviced at Old Saybrook Hyundai Today

Now that you know how to replace a brake light, if you prefer to leave brake-light replacements to the professionals at Old Saybrook Hyundai, schedule a service appointment online, or call the service department. Our specially trained Hyundai technicians will have your brake lights working again in no time and back on Branford roads. From routine maintenance to auto parts and new vehicles, we’re here for you. Contact us today!

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