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What is a Taillight & Headlight Checks service?

Lube Stop’s Taillight & Headlight Checks service is a convenient service that will ensure that all headlights and taillights are fully functional when you leave.  A Lube Stop technician will do a visual inspection to check both headlights and both taillights to see if they are functioning and at full brightness.

If even one of your lights is not working, we will help you troubleshoot the problem.  Headlight and taillight issues can be anything from burnt out bulbs to wiring issues.

What is a Taillight & Headlight Checks service for?

To ensure a smooth and safe ride, it is very important to make sure that your lights are in good working condition.  Not only do your headlights and taillights help you see while driving in the dark, but they also allow drivers around you properly gauge the size and location of your vehicle.  Major safety issues can be caused by a dim or dark headlight.  This simple inspection service can help you avoid dangerous situations and collisions.

Working headlights and taillights are not only a question of safety, they are also a question of legality.  All vehicles must legally have two working headlights that are turned on whenever it is dark.  Some headlights come on automatically and some require a manual switch.  The kind of headlight bulbs used in your vehicle is also regulated by law.  It can not be too bright, tinted or a non-white colour.  Drivers are also legally obligated to have two un-tinted taillights that are fully functional.  For all these reasons, it is important to check your headlight and taillight function.

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And don’t forget!  All these services are designed for both individual and fleet customers!  So, if you are a business with fleet vehicles, please drop by so we can set you up with a fleet account.  To learn more about this, please check out our Fleet Lube & Maintenance Services.

Let’s Talk Safety

Lube Stop is 100% committed to ensuring your vehicle’s engine and the components it powers are all operating as they should.  We are also 100% committed to ensuring that your safety is taken care of, too.  This means checking that all the parts of your vehicle that keep you safe, are working as well.  These include the following list of items.

  • A/C and Heating System
  • Air Bags
  • Batteries
  • Electrical Charging System
  • Exhaust System
  • Ignition & Timing System
  • Spare Tires
  • Taillights
  • Headlights
  • Turn Signals
  • Vehicle Horn
  • Windshield
  • Windshield Wipers
  • Any Leaks, Squeaks, Rattles or Odours

These safety checks are included in Lube Stop’s Precision Based Recommendations process.  Specifically, they are included in their 37+ Point Inspections that are performed each time you drive into one of our shops.  There are 15 or more safety checks performed during this standard practice.  When an issue is detected, Lube Stop technicians bring those matters to your attention and make suggestions as to how to address them.  It is important to have a fully functioning car, truck, or SUV, but it’s also important to have a safe drive for you and your family.  So, when you come to Lube Stop, rest assured that we will be checking for both your vehicle’s health and your own personal safety while driving.

Why Do I Need a Taillight & Headlight Checks service?

The Taillight & Headlight Checks service needs to be done regularly because a bulb can burn out or stop working at any time.  It can be quite difficult to judge whether or not your headlights and taillights are working when you are driving.  This inspection usually has to be done from outside the vehicle to be sure of anything.  Let Lube Stop help ensure your safety by doing this inspection for you every time you come in.

We do these taillight and headlight checks so that our customers can avoid accidents from having poor visibility.  In other words, your car, truck or SUV will illuminate the road better and be much more visible, making your ride much safer.  Additionally, you can be assured that you are not breaking any headlight or taillight laws.

So, it is fair to conclude that headlight and taillight function is NOT something you want to ignore.

That’s why we check your light at every visit. We need to make sure you are aware of the issues and potential safety concerns.  We understand that it costs a bit upfront, but could be a life saver in the long run.

How Often Do I Need It?

The headlights and taillights should be checked each time you have service with Lube Stop.  And, of course, we should check them anytime you have observed issues.  Your owner’s manual will also advise you to do it at various intervals.  Please check your manual.

Also, lean on us at Lube Stop for advice.  We use a system of processes called Precision Based Recommendations to help investigate a vehicle’s overall condition.  This system of inspection and trouble shooting helps us get a clearer picture of your car, truck, or SUV as it stands, today.  That is because it removes the guess work.  Learn more about this system below.

Can Lube Stop do the Trouble Shooting?

Lube Stop employs the best technicians and mechanics in this service area.  These technicians are more than qualified to help inspect the issues and make recommendations to problem solve.

Which Towns and Cities are in our Fast Lube Service area?

Our lube shop & tire service area includes the following towns and cities listed below.

  • Blackfalds, Alberta
  • Clive, Alberta
  • Bentley, Alberta
  • Red Deer, Alberta
  • Ponoka, Alberta
  • Millet, Alberta
  • Rimbey, Alberta
  • Alix, Alberta
  • Penhold, Alberta
  • Benalto, Alberta
  • Hobbema, Alberta
  • Delburne, AB
  • Bluffton, Alberta
  • Innisfail, Alberta
  • Lousana, Alberta
  • Bashaw, Alberta
  • Leslieville, Alberta
  • Wetaskiwin, Alberta
  • Stettler, Alberta

Context for these Services

Your vehicle uses an internal combustion engine.  This engine uses the combustion of fuel to power almost everything.  This is done when fuel alongside an air oxidizer and spark plugs creates a working fluid flow circuit inside a combustion chamber.

In your internal combustion engine, the expansion of the high-temperature and high-pressure gases produced by combustion applies direct force to some component of the engine.  The force is applied typically to pistons, turbine blades, rotors and nozzles.  This force moves the component over a distance, transforming chemical energy into useful work.

Typically, your combustion engine is fed with fossil fuels like natural gas or petroleum products such as gasoline, diesel fuel or fuel oil.  Your engine is the hub for many things, including those listed below.

  • combustion chamber
  • cylinder head
  • camshaft
  • set of spark plugs
  • valvetrain
  • valves
  • rocker arms
  • pushrods
  • lifters
  • fuel injectors
  • pistons
  • connecting rods
  • engine block
  • crankcase
  • crankshaft
  • timing system
  • timing chain

All these work in unison to power all the other systems within your vehicle.  Without a fully functioning engine, everything else suffers.  So, let us at Lube Stop keep your engine functioning and everything else that relies on it.

Maintaining your Vehicle

To do this, you must TAKE CARE of your vehicle.  That means changing the oil regularly.  It also means changing your filters regularly.  And, it means changing your fluids, lubricants, coolants and greases.  These maintenance parts don’t remain the same.  They get dirty, dusty, polluted, corroded and worn as you drive your vehicle from day to day.  So, if you want to extend the life of your car, truck or SUV, then you must maintain it and take care of it.

So, drop by our lube shops and get your oil changed, your filters changed, your fluids checked or flushed, your belts replaced … and so on.  We’re standing by!

In some of our locations, we also do repairs and replacement services for various parts of your vehicle.  Please check with your location manager.  If that particular shop does not carry the specific parts or doesn’t offer the service, they will give you a referral to one close by that does – even if it’s not Lube Stop.

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