Brighten up your night

In this blog post we are looking at the humble bulb

9/22/20231 min read

As we head into autumn and the nights start drawing in, the number of lighting faults we see increases. Ensuring that your car's lights are in optimal condition is not only essential for your safety but also for the safety of others on the road. In this guide, we will cover everything you need to know about checking your car lights.

Why Are Car Lights Important?

Car lights serve multiple purposes, from illuminating the road ahead to indicating your intentions to other drivers. Here is why they are crucial:

Visibility: Properly functioning headlights, taillights, and foglamps ensure you can see and be seen, especially in low-light conditions or severe weather.

Safety: Brake and indicator lights communicate your actions to other drivers, reducing the risk of accidents.

How to Check Your Car Lights

Regularly inspecting your car lights is a quick and easy task.

Enlist some help to either operate the lights or check they are working. you can also use a mirror or reflection in a window.

You might need to start the engine. turn on each light and have you assistant tell you if they are working .... or not.

Here is a little check list to make sure you don't miss anything:
  • Front side lights

  • Dip beam headlights

  • Main beam headlamps

  • Front fog lamps (where fitted)

  • Rear tail lights and number plate lights

  • Brake lights (dont forget the center one)

  • Rear fog lamp

  • Reverse light

  • Front and rear Indicators (dont forget the ones in the mirror or on the wing)

  • Hazard warning lights

Congratulations you are all done and its time for a coffee to celebrate.

Here at Venn Park Garage, we understand the importance of well-maintained car lights. That is why we stock over 1000 bulbs across 50-part numbers, ensuring that you can always find the right replacement for your vehicle.

We can normally carry out bulb replacements free of charge. Sometimes replacement involves removal of other components and will be subject to fitting charges. We will inform you if we must charge a fitting charge.