How to Change a Brake Light

Vehicle brake light

Your car’s taillights are bound to burn out at some point, so knowing how to change a brake light can definitely come in handy! Stay safe in Beavercreek and avoid possible accidents or tickets when you handle this quick and easy service yourself. Learn how with help from the service pros at Key Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram FIAT!

Steps to Replace Your Vehicle’s Brake Light

Don’t let a burnt-out bulb steer you into an unsafe situation in Springfield. Replace a brake light at home in three easy steps!

  1. Find the Correct Bulbs: Getting the right bulb for your Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Fiat, Wagoneer vehicle is crucial. Consult your owner’s manual for the exact voltage and bulb size. Need to order a part? Our parts department is here to help!
  2. Remove Tail Light Housing: Using a Phillips-head screwdriver, remove the colored lens that hides the brake light bulbs. Remove the burnt-out bulb.
  3. Replace the Brake-Light Bulb: Before you install the new bulb, apply a bit of dielectric grease to the end; this makes it easier to remove the bulb when it’s time to change it again, and also prevents corrosion and rust. Screw in the new bulb, reattach the taillight housing, and get back on the Wilmington streets!

What’s the Importance of Checking Your Tail Lights?

Your taillights make it clear whether you’re turning, stopping, or reversing, helping whoever’s behind you adjust their driving appropriately. A broken taillight is an unclear signal that can result in a ticket or rear-end accident, both of which are preventable by checking your taillights. At Key Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram FIAT, we care about your safety and can help you with any repairs you aren’t comfortable performing yourself. Schedule a service appointment to get started!

Get an Inspection at the Key Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram FIAT Service Center

It’s better to be safe than sorry, which is Key Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram FIAT offers a variety of service specials to make your next inspection or repair even more affordable. Don’t put off changing a brake light, installing a battery, or rotating your tires: find peace of mind when you work with our experienced, certified technicians. Contact us today!

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