License Plate Light Replacement at your home or office.

Our certified mechanics come to you · Backed by our 12-month, 12,000-mile warranty · Save up to 30% compared to shops and dealers

GET A QUOTE Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee

How much does License Plate Light Replacement cost?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to. Our mechanics are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office.

Car Labor Cost Parts Cost Estimate Average Dealer Price Savings
2011 Ford Fusion $75.00 $5.98 $81 $113.48 28%
2003 Oldsmobile Bravada $75.00 $5.98 $81 $113.48 28%
2003 Nissan Sentra $75.00 $5.98 $81 $113.48 28%
2010 Kia Optima $75.00 $5.98 $81 $113.48 28%
2010 Chevrolet HHR $75.00 $5.98 $81 $113.48 28%
2006 BMW 325Ci $75.00 $6.58 $82 $114.08 28%
2002 Audi A8 Quattro $75.00 $6.58 $82 $114.08 28%
2011 Lincoln MKT $75.00 $6.58 $82 $114.08 28%
2011 BMW Alpina B7L xDrive $75.00 $5.98 $81 $113.48 28%

License Plate Light Replacement Service & Cost

What is the License Plate Light all about?

These are the light bulbs that illuminate your car’s front and rear license plates. Some cars have one per plate; others have two.

Traditionally, they have been incandescent; i.e., lit by heating the filament. These bulbs are inexpensive and provide good clean light. However, they die quickly and are highly inefficient, losing up to 90 percent of their power as heat.

Some studies suggest that LEDs, or light emitting diodes, provide drivers with safer night time illumination. An LED is a form of transistor that emits light when current is applied. LEDs are very insensitive to vibrations, have a long life, light up much quicker than incandescent bulbs, are extremely compact, run cool, and provide more light per supplied watt than incandescent light bulbs. Plus, they are high efficient. However, LEDs are more expensive.

Keep in mind:

  • Bulbs must be white -- other colors are not legal.
  • Bulbs must illuminate the plate so that it can be read from 50 feet away.
  • Bulbs must be wired to come on when the headlights or parking lights are on.

How it's done:

  • The license plate light cover is removed
  • The license plate light bulb is removed from the socket and checked for replacement
  • The new bulb is installed into the socket
  • The light cover is reinstalled
  • The license light is checked for proper operation

Our recommendation:

  • According to the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, LEDs use less than half the wattage compared to their incandescent counterparts.
  • It's hard to notice if your license plate lights are burnt out until a police officer pulls you over and gives you a summons to fix it, so periodically check them yourself after sundown.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the License Plate Light?

  • License plate light bulb does not illuminate

How important is this service?

License plate lights are essential. Most states have a law requiring that every vehicle must be equipped with a rear lighting system, including rear lamps, rear reflectors, stop lamps, and license plate lights.

Fast and easy License Plate Light Replacement service at your home or office.

Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee

People say the nicest things

Paul did a good job fixing my car quickly. He also got a accurate diagnostic of my car's isues.

Whitney went above and beyond in solving my issues. Extremely friendly and extremely professional! Thanks, Whitney!

Jason is knowledgable, reliable and friendly person. He took his time to explain things about my car. I highly recommend YourMechanic and Jason's service.

How can we help?

Our service team is available 7 days a week, from 5 AM to 5 PM PST.

1-800-701-6230 ·