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How to Change a Brake Light

Car brake lights

Every time you slow or stop your vehicle on the Lancaster roads, your brake lights activate. Thus, it’s no surprise that your brake light bulbs burn out every once in a while. Whether you are confident that you can replace your brake light at home or prefer to depend on our expert service team at Performance Toyota, handling this slight inconvenience is generally quick and easy. Read on to discover more about how to replace a brake light on your own, then contact us to learn more or to schedule your appointment online! 

How to Replace Your Car’s Brake Light

Wondering how to change a brake light? Follow these simple steps to replace your car’s brake light from the comfort of your own home: 

  • Identify the Correct Bulb Type: First, you’ll want to understand what kind of brake bulb you’ll need. Consult your vehicle owner’s manual to find out the correct voltage and bulb size for your Toyota vehicle. Our state-of-the-art parts center can also help you select the best bulb! 
  • Take Out the Tail Light Housing: Once you’ve gotten your replacement bulb, you’ll want to remove the colored lens that covers your brake light bulbs, which you can do with a Phillips-head screwdriver. After you remove the cover, you can remove the old bulb. 
  • Replace Your Vehicle Brake Light Bulb: Before installing your new brake light bulb, you’ll want to put a little dielectric grease on the end, which will prevent rust and corrosion. This will also facilitate bulb removal when it’s time for you to replace it again. Place the new bulb into position, reattach your tail light housing, and enjoy your secure drives around Reading and Wyomissing once more! 

Why Check Your Tail Lights?

The purpose of checking your tail lights is to let other drivers know when you’re going to make a turn, stop, or reverse your vehicle. When your vehicle’s tail lights fail, drivers will have trouble predicting what you’re going to do next. This is why having a broken tail light can lead to dangerous road situations and fix-it tickets. Safety is the top reason for checking your taillights and replacing your old brake light bulb. 

Schedule Your Inspection at Performance Toyota Service Center!

Now that we’ve covered how to replace a brake light, you may also decide to leave your brake light replacement to the Performance Toyota professionals. You can schedule your service appointment online to have our expert service team in Sinking Spring replace your brake lights in no time! Our team can also cover your regular maintenance, so contact us to learn more and arrange your appointment today!


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