Not only is driving with one taillight or brake light unsafe, you risk getting pulled over and ticketed. You can easily troubleshoot and repair most auto lighting problems yourself. Here are some simple steps to keep you from driving unsafe in the dark.
Fuses and Bulbs
Most lighting problems are due to a bad fuse or burned-out bulb, both of which you can easily replace. Start with these basic rules and you'll troubleshoot most of the common problems with the lights in your car:
Replacing Fuses in Your Car
Replacing Light Bulbs in Your Car
Many of the light pairs use similar connectors and can be replaced the same way. The following steps can be used to change most bulbs.
Lighting Problems That Call for Help
In some cases, you'll want to take the car to an auto repair shop to do the job, such as:
If you've replaced fuses and bulbs and the light still doesn't work, it's time to go to an auto shop like Felix Auto Repair & Towing. There may be a problem with the wiring harness, which is a large bundle of wires that goes to various electrical components in the car.Share
10 February 2016
When is the last time you had your brakes checked? Are you waiting until you hear the brake pads grinding into the rotors before you do anything to replace them? Does your car pull to one side when you press on the brakes? Do you feel a shimmying in your steering wheel and brake pedal as you press the pedal to stop? If you have any of these issues, it is time for you to learn how to care for the brakes on your car effectively. Taking preventative measures and getting repair work done before serious problems arise will save you money over the years.