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    Water Moisture in Tail Lights – Repairs in Hamilton

    How can water moisture affect your tail lights?Water in Tail Light - Repairs in Hamilton

    Having a good, correctly-working set of tail lights is vital to your safety, especially when you drive at night. This is because they allow other drivers to clearly see your position on the road in all conditions.

    Over time, water and condensation can enter the tail light, leading to reduced visibility and damage to your tail lights. In the short term, condensation can cause fogging of the light. However, larger amounts of condensation can lead to corrosion of the bulb socket, damage to the base of the light and burning of the bulb itself. When these things happen, a tail light is at risk of failing entirely.

    When should your car’s lights be replaced?

    Since two fully functioning tail lights are needed to pass a Warrant of Fitness, moisture in the tail lights can lead to a car failing its Warrant of Fitness. The tail lights will then need to be fixed before the car can pass and legally drive in New Zealand roads.

    Learn more about lighting requirements for Warrant of Fitness in NZ


    Causes of moisture in tail lights:

    • Broken seal – All of your car’s lights have seals around them which prevent moisture from entering. Over time, these seals may lose their effectiveness. When this happens, water will be able to enter through small leaks in the seal. Fortunately, many solutions exist to reseal tail lights, protecting them from damage.
    • Cracked tail light lens – Damage to the tail lights themselves can cause cracks, which lead to moisture getting inside. Even a small impact to the rear of your vehile can cause minor cracks which become worse over time. For this reason, it is important to examine your tail lights if you reverse into something, or something hits your car from the back. As the cracks become worse, more moisture and debris will enter. This can lead to the til light bulbs being damaged and failing.


    Car Tail Light Repairs & Replacement in Hamilton

    Are your car’s tail lights cracked, damaged or filled with water droplets? If so, we can help! At Grimmer Motors, our team of skilled mechanics can clean, repair or replace your tail lights. The result will be safer driving conditions, especially at night and in rainy weather.

    It is always best to promptly get your tail lights fixed if you notice cracks or moisture entering. This is because it can save you from more expensive repairs in the future. Cleaning the lens and resealing the tail lights is a lot cheaper than replacing the bulb and wiring.  Regardless of the level of damage, our team are happy to help!

    For car tail light repairs, cleaning and replacement in Hamilton, contact Grimmer Motors today!



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