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The average cost to replace your brake light bulb is $100 - $200. Pricing may vary based on the type of car you have, as well as the type of (and quality) auto shop that you go to. At NuBrakes, our technicians come to your office or home to do the repair. We don’t markup our parts and have minimal overhead, meaning, we provide you a convenient and low-cost repair option.
When evaluating the cost of brake light bulb replacement, you may want to consider:
It’s important to be in tune with your brake light bulb replacement options and how the type of shop will affect the pricing they offer to you. Dealerships will always be the most expensive option for brake light bulb replacements. Traditional brick and mortar repair shops will typically provide more affordable automotive service prices than the dealership. However, mobile mechanic services, like NuBrakes, usually provide the best prices because they have significantly less operational overhead… And not to mention, a much more convenient experience… A true win-win.
Still have questions about brake light bulb replacements? We're here to help.
Located at the corners of your vehicle, your brake lights, which are commonly red, in color illuminate when you apply pressure to your brakes. They give a signal to other drivers on the road that you might be slowing down or going to stop.
You can refer to the following when in need of brake light bulb replacement:
1. You’ll notice a dimmer brake light than before.
2. When applying pressure to the brakes, you’ll notice that your brake lights won’t respond right away.
3. Another thing to check is the brake warning light. Some vehicles may or may not have this feature. Others may just see the warning light on their dash.
4. If your brake light is totally not working.
It is not advisable to drive your vehicle with burnt-out or damaged brake light bulbs as it'll compromise your safety on the road. Remember your brake light bulbs will give a warning to other drivers behind you, if they aren't working it may cause accidents not only for you but for others as well.
Your brake lights have a simple but important job. They are there to give a warning to other drivers that you are either slowing down or about to stop. If you have a problem with broken brake lights, then you need to replace them right away for your safety.
Usually, they last for a year or before the filament breaks. Other factors may affect their lifespan as well, such as quality and where the bulbs are located. In some cases, moisture can get inside the housing of the bulbs and can cause further damage. You may also check the FAQ regarding "How do I know when my brake light bulb needs to be replaced?" for your guides.
Make sure your brake light bulbs always work. You can ask for a professional mechanic to check and replace them or you can follow your vehicle's manual or the instructions below:
1. Look for access to the bulb inside your car. Open the flap inside the brake light lens.
2. Check the old light bulb and remove it. Make sure that the bulb is cool and pull it out of the socket.
3. Check if the old bulb matches the number of the new bulb.
4. Put dielectric grease on the brake light bulb socket.
5. Install the new bulb with the light socket.
6. Test your brake light.
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We're 10-40% more affordable on average compared to dealerships and shops so you'll be saving time AND money.
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