Don’t deal with getting pulled over by the police because your car’s lights aren’t working. Learn how replacing the bulb may not be enough!
It’s late at night and you’re heading home only to be stopped by the police.
You had a guilty feeling when you drove by them, but it became real when you saw the flashing red and blue lights.
Nervous, you’re thinking, what have I done wrong.
Can’t be when you’re only a few miles over the speed limit.
Of course, you could be in Northfield or Longport.
Oh, did I say that?
You know that sinking feeling of, here comes that expensive ticket and possibly points, when the cop walks up to your window.
This is going to cause an unnecessary bill and especially near the holidays.
Now, imagine the officer not mentioning your speed but informing you, ma’am, your vehicle lights are out.
Hi, I’m Nancy, at Kneble’s Auto Service Center.
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But now you’ve got your ticket or hopefully just a warning. The seemingly immediate solution or a quick fix is replacing a bad bulb. You just solved the problem.
You’d buy the bulb and install it yourself, very proudly, only to find out it still doesn’t work.
Now, you can visit us at Kneble’s Auto Service Center at 5473 Somers Point Road in Mays Landing, or visit your own auto technician to diagnose the problem.
You see, there may be some other component that may have played a role in your rendezvous with the cop.
Instead of a light bulb going bad, there’s a very high chance that one of the other components went bad.
This could include but is not limited to, pigtail connectors.
Well, that’s a silly name because they, apparently, I guess, resemble pigtails.
A wire harness or even a light sock.
For instance, over time, light sockets develop corrosion or the wires become defective.
Your technician may use a tool such as a digital multimeter to test the socket to verify what component’s causing the problem of the lights not working.
Next time you think you just need your bulbs replaced, think again, and visit your friendly neighborhood auto repair shop, make an appointment online, or call us for an appointment at 609 625 3286, as it may be your vehicle light socket, pigtail connectors, or wire harness.