Having a broken car window is an unfortunate and inconvenient event. And, regrettably, every automobile-owner runs the risk of finding him or herself in this situation—especially if he or she drives an older car. Most cars have electric-powered, automatic windows, which means they can be opened and closed at the push of a button. Vehicles with manual windows are equipped with handles that passengers have to crank in order to physically open the windows.
There are a number of reasons why vehicle windows stop working; however, a team of knowledgeable and experienced window glass repair technicians—such as Team Acme in Henderson, Nevada—can address any issue taking place and quickly resolve it.
1. Faulty Window Regulator
Car windows wear down over time. The mechanism that allows windows to be opened and closed consists of a window motor, regulator, switch or crank, and window channel. The window regulator is powered by the window motor, which is usually made of gears or pulleys. When a window regulator is broken, it can cause the car window to jam or fall down into the door. A window regulator is usually malfunctioning because the regulator and cable come apart or the cable breaks.
Signs of a Possible Broken Window Regulator:
2. Windows Can Freeze in Cold Climates
Believe it or not, cold weather can make windows freeze shut, which might make the window separate from the window regulator. If you are ever in a climate where there is snow and ice, be aware that the elements could possibly make your car windows freeze to the frames surrounding them. If this happens, the window regulator can wear out prematurely, so try to avoid rolling down your windows in extremely cold temperatures.
3. The Window Motor Could Be Overheated
If your car windows sporadically stop working and then work again, your car’s window motor might be overheated. If you leave your windows alone and allow the motor to cool down, the windows could start working normally in a short time; however, it’s never a bad idea to take your car in to see an experienced window glass repair shop so the issue can be accurately diagnosed and fixed.
4. Broken Window Switch
Broken car windows aren’t always because of an internal problem. Window switches break too! If the window switch is not communicating properly with the window motor and regular mechanism, the window will not work. If you think this might be the setback, take your car in to see a professional as soon as possible.
Team Acme’s Window Replacement Process
Our team of AGRSS certified technicians begin our window replacement process by taking a look at your vehicle and diagnosing the issue that is making your window(s) malfunction or fail. Once we understand what is wrong with the window, we find the replacement part(s) needed and give our customer an estimated price for the repair and part(s). We only use original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts. Our entire process includes:
Learn More About Team Acme
Team Acme specializes in auto glass repair and replacement. If you reside in the Henderson/Las Vegas, Nevada area and are experiencing issues with your automobile’s windows, come and see us as soon as you can. To learn more about our company and the services we offer, visit our website. Contact us with any questions by calling 702-566-8326 or fill out our online contact form.