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291 Reviews

Voller Mechanics

Garage in Amesbury, 19 years of experience

I began my career in Weybridge, Surrey for a number of garages picking up great experience to start me off before moving to the New Malden area for a number of years. Prior to setting-up my own business in 2...

369 Reviews

L&G Auto Mobile Mechanic

Garage in Bristol, 24 years of experience

I began my career on the YTS scheme through an independent Ford garage. I spent some time working in independent garages gaining experience on a range of makes & models. I moved into a dealership environmen...

19th July 2022


Ford Focus • MOT with collection & delivery

29 Reviews

Nation Auto Mechanics Ltd

Garage in Bristol, 20 years of experience

Stockwood Lane Garage has been operating for over 20 years. In 2016 Keith Malik took the helm and we have been going from strength to strength ever since. We operate a 4 ramp workshop including an MOT ramp f...

19th March 2021


Citroen Grand C4 Picasso • MOT with collection & delivery

46 Reviews


Garage in Bristol, 40 years of experience

Carcraft Servicing and repairs has been operating since 1980 The garage offers a 5 bay workshop and an additional MOT bay for class 4 testing. We offer alloy and steel welding inc alloy wheel repairs , servi...

158 Reviews

Westbourne Motors

Garage in Bristol, 53 years of experience

The Company’s Roadside Assistance brand is now the preferred choice for the South of England and has become synonymous with efficiency, punctuality and courtesy resulting in all the major motoring organisati...

21st October 2021

LAURA, Salisbury

SEAT Leon • Full Service

23 Reviews

Monster Dent

Garage in Bristol, 15 years of experience

We are an independent 5 star garage with high experienced technicians that will take care of your vehicle, we cover a wide range of repairs like: MOT repairs Servicing Air Con Regas Air Con Recharge Bra...

16th March 2022

PETER, Bristol

Volkswagen Transporter • Major Service

35 Reviews

Letang Auto Elctrical Ltd

Garage in Bristol, 9 years of experience

Lathaniel owns Letang Auto Electrics and the business has been operating since 2015 and branched out in mechanical repairs after specialising in tow-bars and auto electrics originally when the business first...

19th February 2022


Skoda Fabia • MOT with collection & delivery

78 Reviews


Mobile mechanic in Bristol, 25 years of experience

I began my mechanic career with an Austin Rover dealership and in my time there it changed to Rover and I worked in the business for around 4 years. For a number of years I worked in various businesses doing...

8th June 2016


Volvo C30 • Pre-purchase Inspection

39 Reviews

K And C Garage

Garage in Bristol, 14 years of experience

K & C Garage was formed in 2015 by Matt Roxburgh. Owner Matt has been in the trade for over 15 years working in various garages and comes with a wealth of experience and the team are all fully qualified to c...

11th March 2017

MIKE, Bristol

Fiat Doblo • Alternator belt replacement

Want to learn more about Brake Light replacements in Bristol?

Read our short guide with information on costs, symptoms and more.

What do the Brake Lights do?

Usually you will have at least two brake lights on your car, most modern cars will have a third brake light somewhere in the middle on the back of the car. The brake lights, of course, come on when the brake is activated.

There are two types of brake lights, those that are a unit on their own, which is rare these days, or it is part of the “cluster” of other lights, such as fog lights, rear lights, reversing lights and indicators. These are referred to as rear light clusters.

However for the point of this article, we will refer to both the single and “cluster” units.

Please note this article and its links are not for brake light bulb replacement.

What does a brake light cluster replacement involve?

  • Mechanic will inspect the brake light system (like the bulbs, wiring as well as sockets).
  • If necessary, the mechanic will replace the faulty brake light parts.
  • Mechanic will advise if any other parts need to be replaced.
  • Mechanic will test the lights again to ensure the lights function properly.

Can I do a brake light replacement myself?

Unless you are a qualified mechanic with the required skills, training and equipment to do the job, we strongly recommend a brake light or tail light replacement is only carried out by a professional mechanic. ClickMechanic can help get you a vetted and local mechanic to carry out the work. Just enter your postcode and your car's registration number at the top of this page and select the work needed to get an instant fixed price up front.

What are the symptoms of a bad brake light or brake light cluster?

  • If you have replaced a bulb and the light still does not work.
  • If there is physical damage to the brake light lens.
  • There is water evident behind the lens

How long will a brake light replacement take?

A brake light or tail light replacement usually takes under 1 hour, but can take more time. Ultimately, the time that the job will take will depend on a number of factors, like your vehicle's make and model, year, as well as other factors. Select your car at the top of this page for information on job time and cost for your vehicle through ClickMechanic.

Can you still drive with faulty brake lights?

It is vital that your brake lights work correctly to warn following motorists that you are slowing down. Therefore if you notice any physical damage to the unit, or water in it, it is likely to cause issues sooner rather than later.

Obviously driving with defective brake lights can endanger yourself and others, on top of that you run the risk of getting fined when driving around with defective brake lights.
Should you experience problems with the brake lights then it is important you have the defective brake light replaced timely and professionally.

How often should I replace brake lights?

There is no regular interval for a brake light replacement, but the job is more common than you may think. Because the light clusters or brake light units are often wrapped around the back and side of a vehicle, they are prone to physical damage. Even the slightest low speed knock can destroy a light unit!

They can also become contaminated by water ingress and dirt build up, to the point where they start to fail at the connection points.

Can you drive with a broken tail light cover UK?

No, UK law states that you cannot drive a vehicle unless all lamps are in good working order and are clean. For that reason if you know that your tail light cover is broken then do not drive the vehicle and make sure to replace the cover as soon as possible. Book a professional mechanic if you need assistance with a broken tail light cover replacement.

Remember, if pulled over, police can issue a fine and you will receive penalty points on your licence.

How much does it cost to fix a cracked tail light?

If you have a cracked tail light it is common that the light unit will need replacing. Cost to replace a tail light is on average £130, but can range from £120 to over £180.

What is the average life of a brake light bulb?

Brake lights can last anywhere between 5 to 10 years. How long a brake light will truly last depends on a number of factors, including the quality of the bulb, the frequency of use, and the conditions in which the bulb is used

 What causes a brake light bulb to break?

Brake lights can go off due to various reasons with the most common being a blown fuse, bad brake light switch, or something wrong with the wiring.

Are brake lights checked during an MOT test?

Yes, brake lights are checked during an MOT. If brake lights are found to be faulty or not in good condition, then it can result in an MOT failure.

Is a faulty brake light an MOT failure?

Yes, faulty or broken brake lights are one of the most common MOT failures. Before going for an MOT test, make sure you check all brake lights work when pressure is applied to the brakes and get it fixed if found faulty.

Can Bristol garages offer home collection and delivery for brake light replacement?

Yes, many garages in Bristol are able to offer collection and delivery for a brake light replacement. With ClickMechanic collection & delivery is free if your vehicle is drivable. Once booked a mechanic will pick up the vehicle on the day and time of your choice, do the work, and return the vehicle at a time convenient to you. Simply enter your vehicle registration number and postcode to get an upfront price for a brake light replacement in Bristol.

Can Bristol mobile mechanics do brake light replacement at my home or office?

Yes, Bristol mobile mechanics can do a brake light replacement at your home or office, provided there is a safe and sufficient space to conduct the repair or replacement. With ClickMechanic, once booked for a date and time of your choice, your booking will be offered to vetted mobile mechanics in your area.

How much does a Brake Light replacement cost in Bristol?

The average cost of a Brake Light replacement in Bristol is on average between £115 and £185. Ultimately the cost for a Brake Light replacement in Bristol depends on the make and model of your car. Check out the ClickMechanic price below, and find out what you'd pay at a franchise dealer in Bristol. We use industry standard data & millions of data points so you know what you should be paying.

These estimates may include Rear combination unit bulb - any, Rear combination lamp assembly, Rear combination lamp assembly (driver side), Rear combination lamp assembly (passenger side), Combination lamp assembly - rear inner (driver side), Combination lamp assembly - rear inner (passenger side), Combination lamp assembly - rear outer (driver side) and/or Combination lamp assembly - rear outer (passenger side). We have quotes for the top 28 manufacturers.

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Alfa Romeo

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Estimates on repair costs, such as the above results for a brake light replacement, are created by combining data from multiple third-party sources. The actual cost of using your local repair providers may be outside of the estimated range. We provide estimates on repair costs for information only and accept no liability for any inaccuracies or errors. If you think an estimate is incorrect, please contact us to let us know.

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