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Vehicle Lamp and Bulb Replacement at Serra of Traverse City

Your vehicle’s exterior lights are an often overlooked aspect of routine maintenance. They’re an important safety feature that help you communicate with other drivers on the road. It’s important to schedule your vehicle lamp and bulb replacement at Serra of Traverse City so that you can effectively communicate and be seen while you’re driving. Your vehicle’s exterior lights include your headlights, brake lights, taillights, and turn signals. Continue reading to better understand your Cadillac, Audi, Volvo, Nissan, Subaru, Toyota, or Volkswagen's lamp and bulb functions.


Your vehicle headlights have two distinct functions, low beam and high beam. Low beams allow you to see up to 150 feet in front of you on the road, while high beams allow you to see up to 450 feet away. Remember to always turn off your high beam lights when another car is coming toward you, as to not impair their vision.

Brake Lights

Brake lights appear on the rear of your vehicle near your taillights. These are the lights that illuminate when you step on the brake pedal.


Taillights allow you to be seen from up 1,000 feet away. They come on automatically when you turn on your headlights.

Turn Signals

Turn signals are important to let other drivers know when you are planning to make a turn. They can be seen from the front and rear of your vehicle.

Other exterior lights include fog lights, running lights, license plate lights, and side mirror lights. Although all vehicles do not have the same types of lights, if your vehicle is equipped with these extra lights, they must be working at all times to avoid a ticket.

Replacing Exterior Lamps and Bulbs on Your Vehicle

It’s important to make sure that your vehicle’s exterior lamps and bulbs are working at all times. Replacing exterior lamps and bulbs on your vehicle is usually easy to do at home, but if you need any help or you’re not sure which bulb to use, stop by the Serra Traverse City Service Center! Our experienced service technicians would be happy to help you! Keep in mind when purchasing new bulbs, some manufacturers sell bulbs that don’t meet the standard set by the Department of Transportation. If you use these bulbs, you could be liable for a ticket.

Schedule Your Vehicle Light Replacement and Auto Service in Traverse City, MI Online

Routinely checking your vehicle’s lights is a great way to ensure your safety out on the road! Not to mention, burnt out bulbs can lead to a ticket if not addressed. Schedule your vehicle light replacement and auto service in Traverse City, MI online our professional and certified team of service technicians will get you in and out as quickly and conveniently as possible! Not to mention, our Parts team works hard to find our customers a good deal on OEM auto parts for any make and model. Give us a call at 231-947-9000 for our Cadillac/Subaru Campus at 1747 S Garfield Ave, Traverse City, MI 49686 or 231-946-5540 for our Toyota/Audi/VW/Nissan/Volvo Campus at 1301 S Garfield Ave, Traverse City, MI 49686. We're happy to serve our neighbors in Traverse City, Grand Traverse, Old Mission, Williamsburg, Acme, Elmwood Charter Township, and all of Northern Michigan.