GMC Sierra 1500 Tail Light
How to Take Care of Your GMC Sierra 1500 Tail Light
The GMC Sierra is the marque's counterpart for the Chevrolet Silverado. This massive piece of pure American pick-up truck continues to roam the freeways and country roads along with other models from the big three. With its size and structure, you can get a sense of brute security as you travel along with other vehicles on the road. However, it will not be as effective if you have faulty tail lights. Tail lights are mounted to your truck for safety and illumination reasons. They signal the drivers behind you of your intentions such as turning, switching lanes, and stopping. They also make your rear visible when driving in the dark. This is why you should take good care of your tail lights. Here are some tips on how to do so.
- Wash and scrub the dirt off your headlights regularly.
As you perform a car wash on your truck, don't forget to include your tail lights as well. You direct a steady stream of clean water to remove loose dirt. Next, you scrub the lens to rid of dirt and grime using a sponge soaked in a car shampoo mixture. Scrub gently as necessary to avoid putting scratches on it. Accumulated scratches will make the illumination from your tail light hazy.
- Brush the crevices to reach grime that is hard to remove.
If the sponge does not work out for some grime found on the crevices of your tail light, you can use a brush. You also soak the brush in the car shampoo mixture before gently rubbing it on the tail lights. The bristles of the brush should be able to scrape off any remaining dirt and grime.
- Dry and polish your tail lights.
You would want your tail light lenses as clear as possible. Clear lenses allow optimum travel of light therefore making you visible to drivers behind you right away. To keep your tail light lenses in that condition, apply the lens polish solution and buff it away. With some elbow grease, your tail lights will be looking brand new again.
- Always check if your wiring is still okay.
Always see to it that the wiring of your truck's headlight is intact and transmitting electricity. This is essential for the tail light to function.