At Valley Glass, we offer power window regulator replacement and repair. The majority of modern cars have power windows that can be raised or lowered with the touch of a button. Power windows may break down and become damaged over time. Luckily, the professionals at Valley Glass have the services you need when it comes to repairing or replacing your window regulators.
and How They Work
The mechanical device that raises and lowers the window is a power window regulator. The power window regulator must be powered by a motor. The window would have to be manually opened with a window crank if there was no motor.
Motors and power window regulators are housed inside the doors of a car. Since you cannot see the inner workings of your window and car door, you most likely will not spot an issue until your window stops working.
At Valley Glass, we frequently see windows that no longer open or close as they should because of problems with the motor, circuit, or car window regulator.
Signs That our Power Window Regulator is Broken
If you notice any of the following, you need to replace or repair the power window regulator:
- When the window is rolled up or down, there are squeaky, scraping, or otherwise unusual noises
- The window appears to be crooked because it raises and lowers unevenly
- The window either partially slides inside the door or falls out
- You can hear the motor working, but the window does not move up or down
- The window opens and closes much slower than normal
- It is impossible to fully open or close the window
Why Should You Replace and Repair Your Power Windows
Your car windows, like its windshield or door, are an essential component of a vehicle’s structure. Your vehicle’s structural integrity is enhanced by operational power windows, which help shield passengers from the elements and keep you safe if an accident occurs.
There are two popular types of power window regulators currently available on the market: gear-drive power window regulators and cable power window regulators. Both kinds can be fixed or replaced altogether.
Why Your Window Is Not Working
The best way to diagnose an issue with your window is to bring it in for us to inspect. Some of the most common issues our technicians service when a window fails include:
- A blown fuse could be the result of a window that remains stationary when the switch is pressed.
- A malfunctioning switch or power circuit in your vehicle could be the cause of a window that slides down but does not rise.
- The power window regulator may have a mechanical issue if the window jams or does not move when the motor is running.
- The anti-pinch function—the one that keeps windows rolled up and in place—of a sliding window might be acting up. A malfunctioning regulator is the most common cause.
Power Window Regulator Repair
If a cable-type window regulator is frayed or snapped, the power window regulator can be fixed. However, the majority of broken power window regulators must be replaced. Mobile repair may be available for some power window repairs, but it depends on what is required for your specific service. We have several locations that are best suited for extensive repairs.
Troubleshooting and Repairing Leaks
Water can cause serious damage to your car when it enters the inside of your vehicle. Your vehicle’s metal and electrical components can suffer irreparable damage from even the tiniest leak. Fixing the leak as soon as possible is the best option. Most leaks are the result of damaged seals and broken windows.
If you have a leak, the sooner you bring in your vehicle to us the better. Water leaks are most often caused by worn-out seals around the trunk, windows, and doors. Your vehicle’s rubber seals will eventually wear out. Even though these seals need to be replaced, the cost is much less than the potential damage that a small water leak could cause over time.
Valley Glass Regulator Replacement
The replacement of a power window regulator at Valley Glass is quick, dependable, and reasonably priced. We only ever use high-quality replacement parts. We have several locations that span through Utah and the Idaho area. Our technicians are committed to working quickly to get you back on the road as soon as possible. To learn more about the services that are available near you, get in touch with the technicians at Valley Glass.