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Tail Light Replacement Service

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    The tail lights should light up almost immediately whenever you turn on the headlights. If they don’t, you might have a burnt-out bulb. Tail lights that work intermittently can also indicate a poor connection or faulty wiring. Take note that many vehicles have tail lights that share the same bulb as the brake lights. If your daily driver has that setup, then brake lights that won’t turn on when the brake pedal is depressed can indicate a worn-out tail light bulb. 

    Bulb type and voltage can affect your tail lights’ lifespan. A typical halogen bulb usually lasts anywhere between five and six years, while an LED bulb can last up to 12 years. Using high voltage to power the bulbs can also cause them to wear out faster than normal.

    Driving with a busted tail light is illegal in almost every state. It’s also prohibited to install tail lights with dark lenses, bulbs, or anything that can reduce their effectiveness. Most importantly, keep in mind that tail lights serve the purpose of making your vehicle noticeable in low-visibility conditions. Driving without them or while they’re faulty can increase the risk of getting into an accident. So make sure to prioritize getting tail light replacements as soon as they get damaged or worn out.

    Tail lights can cost anywhere between $20 and $740 on parts alone. Factors that could affect the price include the part’s brand, light source, finish, and your vehicle’s specifications. You can expect to pay around $35 to $115 for labor costs.

    Replacing a vehicle’s tail lights is generally considered an easy task and requires a few simple tools. Tail light replacement services can take about 45 minutes to an hour, depending on your vehicle’s year, make, and model. Keep in mind that tail lights on newer models can take longer to replace because of their additional wiring.

    Having your tail lights replaced usually starts with the mechanic checking other lighting systems to make sure they’re working properly before disconnecting the battery. In most cases, paddings or carpets need to be removed to reach the tail light assembly and replace the faulty parts (bulbs, wiring, etc.).

    Dealerships and auto repair shops near you usually offer tail light installation services. Most of the time, they’re the ones who would order the parts for you, which can delay the repair. If you want to get your tail light replacement as soon as possible, CarParts.com offers fast shipping services for your automotive lighting needs. You can also use our website to book an appointment with the nearest repair shop in your area to get your tail lights installed by certified experts. They ensure pre-negotiated labor rates, so you don’t have to worry about the rate changing when you bring the tail lights and your vehicle to the shop.

    Find out more about CarParts.com’s Get It Installed service here and get your headlights replaced at a shop near you as soon as possible.

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