No matter where you’re going this summer, ensuring that your vehicle’s exterior lights are functioning properly is crucial to your safety. This system, which includes your headlights, taillights, brake lights, and turn signals, are oftentimes overlooked when it comes to car service. In the following sections, you will learn about the details of each exterior light and how to perform a bulb replacement should you need to do so. Let’s start with a breakdown of your main vehicle exterior lights:
Your vehicle might also have fog lights, running lights, license plate lights, and side mirror lights. While they aren’t always included on some makes and models, but it’s important they’re operating properly if you do have them. No matter what light is burnt out, you might be pulled over and landed with a ticket!
The easiest way to know if one of your vehicle’s exterior lights is burnt out is to perform monthly checks on each. Have a friend or family member stand outside and tell you if they come on once you activate them. If one of your turn signal bulbs is nearing the end of its life, it will usually flash and click faster than normal. Replacing a bulb is usually an easy fix, but it if you’re having trouble, feel free to make a car service appointment at Graff Bay City. Here are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind when replacing your auto lights:
Remember that after replacing a bulb, you’ll likely have to ensure your headlights are aiming in their proper position. Each make and model is different, so we recommend looking for replacement instructions in your owner’s manual or giving us a call for extra help. If your car’s exterior light is not working after you replace your bulb, this may be due to a shortage in one of your wires or a broken or missing light component. If you’d rather not go it alone, feel free to head in to our service center!
Routinely maintaining your vehicle’s exterior lights will keep you safe on the road this summer, and throughout the year! If you’re ready to schedule an appointment with our friendly and knowledgeable service team, you can do so online or by calling (989) 684-4411. If you’re planning on performing the service yourself but have a couple question before moving forward, we’re always happy to provide advice!