Has your car tail light bulb blown or lens cover damaged?
Driving with malfunctioning lights in Singapore can be a violation of the traffic law, not to mention possible traffic accidents. The Road Traffic Rules have requirements for tail lights to be turned on when driving between 7pm to 7am. The tail lights on the left and right of the rear of the car provide illumination so that other drivers coming from the back can see you clearly, during night driving or during times of heavy rain. It is hence essential to get tail light repair quickly when this is damaged, for better safety on the roads. There are various components to the tail light – tail light cover, tail light bulb and tail light assembly.
Tail light replacement process
A tail light bulb going out could just simply be because they have burnt out with use, just like the lighting fixtures in your home. However, if the bulbs both went out together, this could signal that there is an issue with the fuse box. This would depend on the car make as some cars have the tail lights fused together while others have them fused separately.
When you come to us with for tail light repair, we would first check your wiring, for potential overlaps, and fuse to ensure these are not the parts causing the problem. Otherwise, if it is ascertained that it is just that the tail light bulb has blown, we would then replace tail light bulb for you.
Tail light lens cover replacement
It is common to have the tail light lens cover damaged, either from an accident, or in the event stones that are thrown up when driving hit against the cover.
The tail light lens is made of transparent red plastic for the newer cars, with the older cars of more than thirty years before having glass lenses. It covers up the light bulb, so that red light can be seen, otherwise what we would see is white light. It also provides cover for the brake lights.
If broken, this can be an issue as drivers coming from behind would not be able to see the braking lights come on, and may not be able to slow down in time behind you when you do.
Furthermore, when the tail light lens cover is damaged, water can get inside and cause the bulbs to blow.
As such, if you are not able to immediately head down to our workshop to get a tail light lens cover replacement, it is good to use a temporary solution of lens repair tape, given our often rainy weather.
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Tail light repair is usually an uncomplicated and inexpensive matter. At the same time, it is essential to have the tail lights in good operating order,for your own safety on the roads, so that drivers coming from behind can see you. This is also to be in line with the law. Let our experienced mechanics help you with your tail light repair needs today! We are also here for you, for your car servicing, maintenance and other repair needs.