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How to Check Your Car Brake Lights
Car brake lights are essential for driving safely. Check the brake lights and brake fuses regularly to keep the brake system working well.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Brake Light Switch
If the brake lights either stay on when they shouldn't or do not turn on at all, you may have to replace the brake light switch.
How Long Does an Emergency Parking Brake Cable Last?
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Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Brake Light Bulb
If a brake light is dimmer or brighter than usual, slow to respond, or the Brake Warning Light comes on, you may need to replace a brake light bulb.
How Long Does a Brake Light Bulb Last?
Having properly working lights on your car is important when driving on busy roadways. Making sure that the other motorists see you and what you are doing can help to eliminate...
How to Buy a Good Quality Brake Light Bulb
Just like the light bulbs in the lamps inside your house, bulbs in your car’s lighting system eventually burn out. The brake light bulb is typically the same as the tail...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Turn Signal Switch
Common signs include the turn signal indicator continuing to blink when the steering wheel returns to the center and having to hold the lever down.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Vacuum Pump
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Is it Safe to Drive With Brake Warning Light On?
The brakes on your vehicle allow you to stop safely, especially in emergency situations. If your Brake Warning Light comes on, you should take notice and contact your mechanic immediately. Brakes...
How to Replace Your Brake Light Switch
The brake lights of your car are controlled by switches connected to the brake pedal underneath the steering wheel. These switches are very small and tend to wear out...
How to Use Your Car Lights to Stay Safe and Legal
s various lights in appropriate situations, makes driving safer for you, your passengers, and other drivers. In addition...
How to Replace a Brake Light Bulb
Brake lights are powered by bulbs which fail when the brake light is dimmer than usual, is slow to respond, or the Brake Warning Light comes on.
5 Essential Things to Know About Your Car’s Dashboard
The dashboard in your car is the control panel of your vehicle. It provides you with all the information you need to know, as well as houses the instruments and controls for operating the...

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