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 light bulb – when you step on the brakes, a thicker filament in the bulb is activated and causes a brighter glow.

When you are shopping around, here are a few tips to make sure you’re getting a good quality brake light bulb:

  • Getting the right bulb: Use your retailer’s online or in-store interface to determine the correct bulb. The packages are coded, usually with a combination of letters and numbers, which makes it easy to ensure you have the correct part.

  • Reliable brand: Go with a trusted brand name. There’s simply no reason to go cheap or generic on this part because the price difference is literally pennies. Sylvania is a reliable, enduring brand with good quality bulbs.

  • Bulb life: Check the life hours rating. Some bulbs are labeled “long life,” and boast twice the lasting power of other bulbs.

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Jason

32 years of experience
507 reviews
Jason
32 years of experience
Kia Sorento V6-3.3L - Brake Light Bulb Replacement (Driver Side) - San Mateo, California
Jason was great - he fixed my brake light very quickly and easily and had the right replacement bulb on hand. He had all the right tools to do it while previously Jiffy Lube hadn't been able to do it since they didn't have the right kind of screw driver. Jason was also very friendly. This was such a great experience - saved me a ton of time vs. going to a service center - and got the job done. Much appreciated!
Subaru XV Crosstrek - Brake Light Bulb Replacement (Driver Side, Passenger Side) - San Jose, California
Clearly explains problems and options. Fixed my brake lights which had had me worried. I was just impressed with his work and his willingness to explain!

James

30 years of experience
873 reviews
James
30 years of experience
Hyundai Sonata V6-2.7L - Brake Light Bulb Replacement (Passenger Side) - Debary, Florida
Very happy with his service! James has serviced my vehicle several times and I am very confident in his work! I chose GREAT for the stars from Poor-Greatt, but it did not seem to register after numerous attempts..
Toyota Corolla - Brake Light Bulb Replacement (Driver Side) - Orlando, Florida
James is the best you can get! Not only does he fix everything he lets you know if you have any other issues and even shows you how you can fix it yourself. He's amazing and always has something interesting and fun to say. He knows how to hold a conversation and if you have a question he definitely has an answer. He's sweet and good hearted. His hard work doesn't go unnoticed. You will definitely love him! He's definitely my favorite of anyone I've ever had service my car!

Brad

15 years of experience
10 reviews
Brad
15 years of experience
Saturn Vue V6-3.5L - Brake Light Bulb Replacement (Driver Side) - Colorado Springs, Colorado
From start to finish, Brad’s work was superior in every way. From initial diagnosis, to describing what repairs were necessary, to the final summary of work completed, Brad kept me informed all along. He answered all of my questions thoroughly and with great patience, while exhibiting a level of efficiency and professionalism that was nothing short of extraordinary. He went above and beyond to help me coordinate scheduling with my daughter, was very helpful during the online payment process, and described the recommended repairs to me in a way that I could understand. Brad’s superb “people skills”, combined with the above described work ethic, created an exceptional level of service for which I am truly grateful. This was my first experience with yourmechanic.com, and it could not have been any better, thanks to Brad!! With sincere thanks and appreciation, Nick (Norman, OK)

Shawn

12 years of experience
285 reviews
Shawn
12 years of experience
BMW 328i xDrive L6-3.0L - Brake Light Bulb Replacement (Passenger Side) - Norristown, Pennsylvania
Shawn was simply great! He was exactly on time, professional, extremely knowledgeable about my car and he performed the services in less time than I had anticipated. I would not hesitate to recommend him to my friends, nor would I hesitate to use him for all of my future car needs. 5 stars!

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