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    Failed WoF for Car Lights – Repairs in Hamilton

    Why did your car’s lights cause it to fail a Warrant of Fitness?

    A working set of lights is vital to the safety and visibility of your vehicle, especially at night. It is important that lights are replaced when they break. This is done to prevent accidents and from occurring due to reduced visibility. Below are some of the most important lights that should be working correctly to pass a Warrant of Fitness.

    • Headlights
    • High-beam lights
    • Brake lights
    • Indicator (turn signal) lights
    • Reversing lights

    Read the official WOF requirements for car lighting here.

     

    Headlights and high beams:

    Your headlights and high beams allow you to see the road in front of you. They also alert other drivers that you are coming towards them. Over time, the bulbs inside headlights can lose their brightness. The area surrounding the bulbs can also become foggy due to oxidisation. When these problems occur, the headlight bay need to be repaired or replaced in order to pass a Warrant of Fitness. Common causes of failed Warrant of Fitnesses for headlights include:

    • One or more bulb not working
    • The blubs are not giving off enough light
    • The headlights aiming too low and needing adjustment
    • Physical damage has occurred, leading to cracks, holes or other damage.

    Car Headlight Repairs in Hamilton

     

    Brake lights:New brake lights Waikato

    Your brake lights (or stop lights) activate when the brakes are applied and your car is slowing down. This allows surrounding traffic to adjust their following distance. Problems with the brake lights can increase the risk of accidents, due to the cars behind you not knowing you are stopping. Common reasons for brake lights to fail their Warrant of Fitness include:

    • One or more bulbs blown or not producing light
    • Faulty wiring between the brakes and brake lights, causing them to not always activate.
    • Cracks, holes or other damage to the brake light

    It is important to occasionally check the functionality of your brake lights. This is because when they stop working, you may not notice.

    Car Brake Light Repairs in Hamilton

     

    Indicator / turn signal lights:indicator light

    All modern vehicle should be fitted with two pairs of indicator lights on the front and two on the back. Lights should also be fitted on the side panels or mirrors to show your turn signals from all directions. Common reasons for indicator lights to fail a WOF include:

    • Bad wiring between the indicators and lights, leading to one or more lights not working correctly.
    • One or more bulbs are broken.
    • The lights are not flashing at the correct rate, or do not emit a sufficient amount of light.

    Indicator / Turn Signal Light Repairs in Hamilton

     

    Reversing lights:reverse

    Rear reversing lights notify people around you that you are reversing. For this reason, it is important that they work correctly. Below are some of the most common causes of a failed WOF for reversing lights:

    • The light is dim, or not emitting light constantly when active.
    • One or more bulbs is blown
    • The wiring between the reversing lights and your car’s transmisison is damaged, leading to the lights not turning on when they are meant to.

    Rear Reversing Light Repairs in Hamilton


     

    Warrant of Fitness Work & Repairs for Car Lighting in Hamilton

    Has your car failed a WOF due to problems with its lighting? If so, we can help! At Grimmer Motors, our team of skilled mechanics can efficiently repair lighting problems and replace broken parts if necessary. This will allow for a safer driving experience with improved visibility.

    For car lighting WOF work in Hamilton, contact Grimmer Motors today!

     

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