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Connect one-on-one with an auto mechanic who will answer your question about car bulbs and possible problems with the lighting system.

Ask a mechanic for advice on your light bulb problems

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Most popular questions people ask about car bulbs are the following:

  • What type of light bulbs do cars use?
  • What type of light bulbs do cars use?
  • What size are my headlight bulbs?
  • Which type of headlight is best for car?
  • Can I replace a headlight bulb myself?
  • How do I find out what headlight bulb I need?
  • Should I replace both headlight bulbs at the same time?
  • Can I put LED bulbs in my car?
  • Which is better LED or HID?
  • Is it difficult to change headlights?
  • Do you have to replace the whole headlight?
  • What is the brightest headlight bulb that is legal?

Before you ask your question, please have the following information ready:

  • Vehicle make, model, and year
  • Current mileage
  • Symptoms and when they occur
  • Have you already tried anything?
  • Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Why Should I Ask a Mechanic?

Get Expert Help

Car experts are professional master technicians with extensive expertise repairing automobiles. They respond to inquiries on the side and have a lot of experience working at (or formerly worked at) automobile dealerships or automobile repair shops.

Highly rated & Verified Experts

Every Expert goes through an eight-step expert quality procedure, which ensures that you receive the most knowledgeable and reputable assistance available on the internet. Vetted by the Just Answer team and rated by customers, like you.

How much does it cost?

You will be charged a small fee to post a question. Any additional costs will be shown on the page where you enter your credit card information.

Unfortunately, many local mechanics aren't looking out for your interests and will try to sell you services and parts you don't require. Because they're not attempting to get you anything, asking a third-party (JustAnswer) gives you a non-biased response.

Even though the JustAnswer service is not cost-free, it will only set you back around $20-$30. It's a steal when compared to the $100+ you could spend on a troubleshooting consultation at an auto repair shop. Even as an independent mechanic, I've used the JustAnswer service myself to get another pair of eyes on.

Save Time

There are just too many car-specific or unique issues that can't be discovered online, and while automobile forums and sites such as lightninglab.org provide a lot of information, there are certain things that aren't model specific or unique that simply cannot be found on the internet.
We're all overworked and must prioritize our time. Instead of spending hours looking for information you may or may not find, it's more efficient to pay a little fee for professional, precise knowledge that you can have in a few minutes.

Convenience

Choosing an online mechanic has never been easier. You won't have to call for a tow truck to transport your automobile to a certain location or drive to a real car garage that is setup. You can keep track of the job schedule and have your car issues addressed, fixed, and treated by specialists in the industry.

Unbiased Opinion and Care

Third-party mechanics have a number of advantages for drivers and their cars. Drivers may be confident that the job is completed correctly and on time because they have a competent mechanic to work on their vehicle. But finding a reputable one is not simple.
There is a need for a third-party expert who can provide an unbiased evaluation, and an internet mechanic may fulfill this purpose to your heart's content.
Because the local drivers are not their competitors to rivals or friends to stand by their faults. With a third-party mechanic’s help, drivers can save money on these services and get better overall care for their cars.

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Any car, any bulb: We have the answers.

Automobiles today are miracles of technology, offering everything from vehicle-to-vehicle communication to electric propulsion to WiFi hotspots.

However, the more technology is added to a car, the more things there are to go wrong. In today’s cars, everything “talks” to everything else, which has improved vehicle performance, safety and fuel efficiency, but also increases the likelihood of breakdowns.

The more interdependent parts a system has, the higher the probability that the system will fail.
At the same time, with vehicle reliability climbing, more 10- and even 20-year-old cars are still on the road, requiring more continual maintenance and repairs.

So it can be much easier and far less expensive to repair your car yourself, or to at least get a diagnosis from an expert before heading to the repair shop.

Disclaimer

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