Brake light replacement service in Hamilton:
Brake lights (or stop lights) are an important safety feature in modern vehicles. They light up when you press down on your brake pedal, signalling other drivers that you are about to stop.
Most cars have three brake lights. Two of these lights sit on either side of the car next to your tail lights. The third one is called the high-mounted stop light and it is located in the center and is often visible through the rear-view window.
When the brake pedal is pressed down, the brake switch is activated, which completes a circuit and sends power to the brake lights.
Having a functional pair of brake lights is vital to your safety, as it warns other drivers that your car is slowing down or coming to a stop. For this reason, they are required to work properly in order to pass a Warrant of Fitness / WOF.
At Grimmer Motors, we offer expert brake light installation and replacement services for all types of cars, utes and vans. We take extra care to ensure the replacement brake lights will pass a Warrant of Fitness.
Failed WOF for brake lights:
Your vehicle may fail a WOF for brake lights if they are:
- Not turning on when the brakes are applied
- Stuck in “on” position
- Flickering or not lighting up brightly enough
- Insecure or unattached due to an impact
Causes of brake lights not working correctly:
There are several things that can cause your car’s brake lights not to work correctly. If your brake lights are not working correctly, it could be due to one of the following causes:
- Blown fuse – If a fuse blows, the electrical connection between the battery and lights will be severed. This will prevent the lights from working at all.
- Blown bulb – The bulbs in the brake lights can also blow. This will cause the light with the blown bulb not to work.
- Faulty wiring – If the wiring connecting the brake lights to the brake light switch or battery is damaged or corroded, it can cause the brake lights to malfunction. A mechanic can inspect the wiring and repair or replace any damaged parts.
- Faulty brake light switch – A relay is an electrical switch that controls the flow of electricity to the brake lights. If the relay is faulty, it can prevent the brake lights from working. A mechanic can test the relay and replace it if necessary.
It is important to have any brake light issues addressed promptly to ensure your safety while driving. If you are experiencing issues with your brake lights, it is best to have your vehicle inspected by a qualified mechanic to identify and resolve the problem.
Brake light repairs and replacement in Hamilton
Are your brake lights not working correctly and affecting the safety of your vehicle? If so, we can help!
At Grimmer Motors, we provide a variety of brake-related services. This includes brake light repairs as well as brake pads, brake hose repairs, brake fluid changes, etc. Our team of talented mechanics can diagnose and fix all problems in your brake lights. This includes blown bulbs, fuses and more. Correctly functioning brake lights will improve your safety by letting others know when you’re stopping.
For brake light repairs in Hamilton, contact Grimmer Motors today!