There are a lot of light bulbs that are used in a car. These are the tail lights, head lights, brake lights, fog lights and side lights. If you need to replace these bulbs, you must remember some things. It is quite easy to change the light bulbs if you know what you are doing. Changing your own car light bulbs will save you a great deal of money. You don’t need to go to the car shop to have your light bulbs replaced.
Here are the steps and tips to remember when changing your car light bulb:
- Know the light bulb. In changing the car light bulb, the first thing you have to do is to buy a light bulb that fits your car. If you still have the owner’s manual of your car, you can consult it and look for the type of light bulbs that you should get. If you do not have the owner’s manual, you can always do an online research to see the type of bulb to buy. Another option is to go the store and tell them the brand, model and the automotive light bulb that you are going to change. They will know which light bulb to give you.
- Replace light bulbs in pairs. If you are changing a light bulb that has a pair, it is advisable to change both of the light bulbs even if only one of them is not working. These light bulbs are used at the same time so if the other one breaks, its pair is most likely to break soon. The light bulb is also known to be dimmer and dimmer with use. If you only change one light bulb, you wouldn’t have the same balance in the strength of light. Light bulbs that you should change in pairs are fog lights, head lights, tail lights and brake lights.
- Changing the light bulbs. Make sure that the power light is turned off before changing. If you just used the car, wait for the bulb to cool down before changing it. You can take the covers off to expose the light bulb. You can usually just pop off the cover or you can unscrew it if there are screws. Remove the old light bulb. Before putting in the new light bulb, make sure that there is no dirt in the socket. Secure the new light bulb on the socket. Now, you can return the cover of the bulb. Test it to see if you correctly installed the light bulb. You can also do this on the interior light bulb in your car.
These are the steps and tips you can use when changing car light bulbs. It is also good to read the owner’s manual. It may contain some instructions on how you can take care of your car and also how to replace or clean parts of your car. It is important to take special care of your car and the light bulbs so that it will last for a long time and you won’t have to spend too much on repairs.