The replacement of the Honda tail light and lens will not improve the performance of your vehicle, but will improve its appearance when they are found to be broken. The tail light assembly is not one of the components on your vehicle that will just wear out over time. This is a cosmetic component that it typically a victim of vandalism or was broken because your Honda was involved in some type of accident. These are examples of when the owner should pull the tail light from the body of their vehicle and do a firsthand inspection of the item. By pulling the Honda tail light assembly from the body of your vehicle, the entire component can be inspected for cracks that might be hidden from view when it is mounted on the car. This will include the small hair-line cracks that would permit moisture to enter the assembly and cause an electrical short to occur. It is also the best way to inspect the hold down holes just in case they were damaged and not functioning properly. The removal and replacement of the tail light assemblies on your Honda will usually only require screw drivers and a simple ratchet set. The heads on this tool can include flathead and Philips along with the star pattern. Once this is done and the inspection of this cosmetic component is complete, the correct part can be ordered so the appearance of your Honda is like new again. If the old tail lights and lenses are not pulled and inspected, either to many or not enough components might be ordered which would prolong the time period for this repair to occur.