How Long Does a Brake Light Switch Last?

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The brake lights on a vehicle will help the motorist around you to be aware of when you are trying to bring your car to a stop. With all of the different parts on a car that contribute to the brake lights working, keeping up with them all can be a bit difficult. The brake light switch is one of the most important of these parts. This switch is connected to the brake pedal on a car and turns the light on when the brake pedal is pushed down. The only time that this part is used is when the pedal engages it.

For the most part, the brake light switch is built to last just as long as the car does. Generally, these switches will wear out due to the continuous use that they get. Being constantly pushed can wear out the internal components of this switch over time. Replacing this switch when it goes bad is important in maintaining a high degree of safety while on the road. If you do not have a fully functional brake light switch, then it will be hard to stay safe while driving in heavy traffic situations.

There are a number of things that can happen to a brake light switch that will render it unusable. Noticing the signs that this switch needs to be repaired can help to save you a lot of frustration in the long run. Replacing this switch when it is damaged is usually a job that is best left for the professional. A bad brake light switch will give plenty of warning signs when it needs to be replaced and here are some of them:

  • The brake lights are not working on a consistent basis
  • Not able to take the car out of Park
  • The brake lights are not working at all
  • There is visible damage to the switch
  • The switch has frayed or damaged wires

Being able to engage your brake lights when needed is an essential part of staying safe while on the road. A good working brake light switch will be able to keep the lights illuminated when needed. A mechanic can replace your brake light switch so that you don’t encounter any problems down the road.


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Jason

31 years of experience
148 reviews
Jason
31 years of experience
Land Rover Range Rover Sport - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Surprise, Arizona
Needed new brake pads on my Land Rover-and booked through “your mechanic”- this was my second time using this service and I have to say- these guys are awesome- Today, Jason came out to my work place- and completed the work quickly. Thank you!!
Honda Accord - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Phoenix, Arizona
Jason was on time, self motivated, well educated in his craft, and very helpful. I am fully sold on your method of using the home service. Jason helped by creating a safer ride for my wife, saving me time, and saving money for my family. I will be a client forever. Dennis Laycock

Lee

18 years of experience
105 reviews
Lee
18 years of experience
Toyota Camry - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Richmond, Virginia
Lee was professional and knowledgeable. The job did not take long he was a little late but like I said professional because he let know that he was running late. LEE IS AWESOME!!!!!!

Willie

23 years of experience
23 reviews
Willie
23 years of experience
Jeep Compass - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - North Hollywood, California
I made an appointment to have my brake rotors/disc replaced. On the day I scheduled my car services- it ended up raining. Willie checked in, moved my appointment, and continued to communicate through out the day until he was able to come work on my car. He took great car to make the repairs ANNNDDD SAVED ME MONEY by only doing what was necessary (only one of the rotors needed replacing). A blessing.

Honorio

18 years of experience
782 reviews
Honorio
18 years of experience
Saturn Vue - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Sunnyvale, California
This was our second appointment to service our Honda and Saturn with Honorio and we will continue to do so in the future. We highly recommend Honorio.

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