Firestone wanted to charge me $19.00 to replace the burned out bulb below. I did it myself. Luckily the brake light in the rear window is about the easiest bulb one can replace on my car. Just twist the socket and pull it out. No screws, covers, bolts, etc.
Firestone wanted to charge me $6.00 for the bulb and $13.00 for the labor! I went to an auto parts store and got two bulbs, because they only sell them in packs of two, for $6.00 and did the labor myself. So I guess Firestore was charging $6 for one bulb, so overall I saved $16.00 and have a bulb to spare. (Not sure what I'll do with it, but….)
The funny thing is, since I didn't know how easy it was to change the bulb, I probably would have had them do it IF they had told me it needed replacing. Instead they buried it in a list of things, like $30 for new wipers (yeah, right!) and some more important things, like the status of my brakes.