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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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Cesar

8 years of experience
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Cesar
8 years of experience
Porsche Cayenne - Brake Light Bulb Replacement (Driver Side, Passenger Side) - Seattle, Washington
Cesar was awesome, showed up on time, very professional and even though he had some difficulty with a faulty light cover that was stuck, he persisted and got it open. He also was very helpful in advising what other bulbs I needed etc so I could do those last ones myself. He also noticed that there was an urgent issue that needed to be done ASAP which would have caused issues if we did not. Thank you Cesar and see you friday for then next job...
Hyundai Elantra - Brake Light Bulb Replacement (Driver Side) - Seattle, Washington
Arrived within the agreed upon time window and wasn’t and quick to finish the job. Answered all my questions and even left me with one of the extra light bulbs (did a brake light bulb replacement).

Christopher

19 years of experience
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Christopher
19 years of experience
Ford F-150 - Brake Light Bulb Replacement (Driver Side, Passenger Side, Center) - Tampa, Florida
Christophers was on time, he did an amazing job & went above and beyond my expectation! I will definitely be using him again!!!

Bill

20 years of experience
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Bill
20 years of experience
Lexus IS300 - Brake Light Bulb Replacement (Passenger Side) - Aliso Viejo, California
In less than an hour, he had taken care of all my issues with my car. And, the items he pointed out from his 50 point inspection were exactly what I expected. This is so easy and convenient.

Mohammed

8 years of experience
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Mohammed
8 years of experience
Toyota Corolla - Brake Light Bulb Replacement (Driver Side) - Raleigh, North Carolina
2nd time having Mohammed work on my car and 2nd time with excellent service. Knowledgeable, on time, and efficient!

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