Prepare for MOT Test
General Car maintenance
|Bulb failure is one of the most
common faults to occur o a car, thankfully it is also one of the
easiest to repair. It makes sense to carry a selection of bulbs
with you in the car to enable you to replace then when needed.
Changing car bulbs
Types of car bulb
||This type of bulb might be used
for an indicator or tail lamp bulb. It is a simple
filament bulb, this means it has one light unit
installed. It is simply on or off.
||This type of bulb may be used in
a number plate light or perhaps an internal light within
the car. This type of bulb has the positive and negative
on each end. It can be fitted one way or the other.
||This type of bulb is a
"cap less" bulb. It may be used for dash lights or on some cases
number plate lamps.
||This is a double filament bulb.
In many cases this type of bulb is used as a combination
of tail lamp and stop light. It has 2 light units
fitted. this allows it to act as tail lamp, then
brighter for brake light.
||This is a halogen head lamp bulb.
This is a double filament bulb used for dip beam and
main beam. This is a very powerful light bulb.
When ever you need to replace a bulb make sure you are replacing
it with the correct type of bulb. You should be able to obtain
the exact information about the bulb from the bulb it's self. It
should be labelled with all the information you need to find a