What’s a tail light vs. a brake light?

I’m getting my first car soon and I have a bunch of random car-related questions. What’s a tail light vs. a brake light?

Claire Beaney · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Congratulations, it’s always exciting to purchase your first ride!
To answer your question, tail lights turn on when you engage your parking brake or turn on your headlights, while brake lights will turn on when you apply pressure to your brakes.
On most cars, the
tail lights
are red while the brake lights are a brighter red.
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