Lights & Wipers

What is the Brake Light Bulb all about? Brake light bulbs are located at the back of the car, housed inside a protective covering (lens). The brake light turns on when you push the brake pedal, letting drivers know that you are slowing down.

If the brake light does not illuminate, you’re at a higher risk for causing an accident and/or being pulled over and cited by a police officer. Keep in mind: Keep in mind the number of brake lights a car has can vary. The third (or rear window/center) brake light should not be overlooked when doing an inspection. How it's done: Inspect brake bulbs, sockets and wiring. Replace the bulb, if faulty. Check all the lights.

Our recommendation: A mechanic should inspect the brake light during a major service. Before replacing a bulb, your mechanic should also inspect the socket and wiring. Due to the high amount of current flowing through these sockets, sometimes the sockets melt, causing the brake light to malfunction. What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Brake Light Bulb? Brake lights do not work when brake pedal is depressed.

Light Bulb warning light is illuminated on the dashboard. How important is this service? When you apply the brakes, your brake light bulb illuminates. This allows drivers behind you a warning that you are slowing down, so that they can slow down as well. A dead brake light bulb will never work, and your car will be devoid of this important safety feature. Not having working brake lights is also illegal, and can result in a hefty "fix-it" ticket.

Windshield wiper What is the Windshield Wiper Blade all about? A windshield wiper consists of a pivoting arm with a long rubber blade. Powered by the wiper motor, the blade swings back and forth over the glass windshield, clearing debris and enhancing visibility. Wiper blades are made of rubber and as such, the sun and other elements cause damage that prevents the blades from doing their job. Keep in mind: Oil or wax build up on the windshield will not be removed by the windshield wipers. How it's done: Remove and replace wiper blade(s) Our recommendation: Have your wiper blades inspected and changed every year. The best time for this is right after summer, before the rainy season arrives. What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Windshield Wiper Blade? Streaking of windshield. Screechy or scraping sound when blades are operating. How important is this service? Your windshield wipers are responsible for giving you visibility out of your windshield. When you pull the lever on your steering column, the rubber windshield wiper blades run across your windshield, and wipe away any water or debris that has accumulated on the glass. When your windshield wiper blades break or die, the wipers won’t be able to clean away your windshield. If you are driving in the rain, your vehicle will have no way of getting the water off of the windshield, and you will have next to no visibility, which makes driving very dangerous.


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