How to Replace Your Cracked Tail Light Without Running Into Red Tape


If your car’s tail lights have cracked and you’re not in the mood to buy new ones, you may be wondering if your insurance will cover it. After all, it seems unfair that you have to pay out of pocket if the cause of damage was out of your control.

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If your car’s tail lights have cracked and you’re not in the mood to buy new ones, you may be wondering if your insurance will cover it. After all, it seems unfair that you have to pay out of pocket if the cause of damage was out of your control. Unfortunately, insurance companies don’t typically cover minor things like this so you will have to replace the entire tail light yourself. Luckily, replacing the lens on your car’s tail lights is easy to do and requires little more than a screwdriver and some electrical tape.

 

Check if your insurance policy covers cracked tail lights

It’s always a good idea to check with your insurance company before you decide to replace your cracked taillight. If your insurance company covers the cost of brake light cover replacement, then you won’t have to pay for it out of pocket. However, if your insurance doesn’t cover it, then you will have to take care of the cost yourself.

 

Find out if your state has any specific requirements for replacing cracked tail lights

In most states, you can replace the lens of a taillight without any legal repercussions. However, some states require motorists to remove the entire tail light assembly and replace it with a new one. This can be an arduous task as it may involve removing bolts and disconnecting wires. If you are unsure about your state’s requirements, you may want to consult a professional mechanic or auto repair shop for assistance.

 

Purchase the replacement tail light from an authorized dealer

Your state DMV will usually have a list of authorized dealers on their website. Just find the store closest to you and ask them for the brake light cover replacement for your make and model. They should be able to order it for you, or at least point you in the direction of where you can buy it from.

 

Follow the installation instructions provided with the new taillight

Installing a new brake light cover replacement is an easy process that should take no longer than 10-15 minutes. First, find a clean and level surface to work on and remove the old light cover. Be careful not to touch the bulb or any of the wires under the brake light. Next, locate your new replacement tail light and carefully remove it from the box by grabbing only at the edges so you don’t accidentally bend any of the fragile plastic.

 

Test the new tail light to ensure it is working properly

If your taillight is cracked or broken, but the bulbs are still working, then you can use a brake light cover replacement. Simply remove the old lens and install the new lens with adhesive backing.

 

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