When you have an older car, it’s pretty common to encounter an issue with your windows. Whether it droops down as you drive, refuses to roll up all the way or just seems misaligned somehow, it could be that your window regulator or motor has given up the ghost or that your window glass has separated from the track on which it sits and is now sitting unevenly in the doorframe.
Now you may be thinking about digging out the duct tape and strapping the window up (or at least using it to block out the rain), but this is just a temporary fix and can really be a pain in the rear.
Why You Should Skip the Duct Tape
First off, you won’t be able to use that window. This can be especially bothersome if it’s your front driver side window. No fast food, no cool breeze, no ashing cigarettes, no anything.
You’ll have to make sure your car is clear of all valuables before you leave it. Duct tape can be easily removed by the less honest among us. And you can say, yeah, I’ll just put my stuff in the trunk, but if someone’s going to open up your window, chances are they won’t scruple to pop the trunk while they’re in there.
You’re also going to have to replace the duct tape every month or two depending on the weather, since this is just a temporary fix. Between the dry sun and the wet rain, the adhesive holding it in place is going to start to lose its tackiness, which means your window is going to start drooping again. And what happens when go to the store to replace the roll you used up and only have an option of hot pink? I’ll tell you, it’s not pretty.
If you forget about the broken window and try to use it, you can actually cause a lot more damage – even shatter your window glass, which is a whole other kind of hell.
And then, when you finally get your window fixed, you’re going to have to find a way to remove the left over adhesive and stringy bits the duct tape has left behind. Not fun!
Repairing a Broken Window
Diagnosing what’s actually wrong with your window can be difficult without actually removing the door panels. And while handy sorts of people can usually figure out how to do this themselves, it’s usually best to leave it to professional if you have no idea what you’re doing.
If you’re sick of your broken window and are in the Las Vegas/Henderson area, we urge you to stop by our shop. We’ll diagnose the issue, find you replacement right parts and pricing (we only use OEM parts), remove the old part and compare to the new one to ensure that it’s an exact match, reinstall the new part and double check to make sure that everything’s working properly (including the door handles and locks).
We’re not mechanics, we’re window specialists. So give us a call at (702) 566-8326 or get a quote online and get that broken window taken care of.