Gone are the days where we use a handle crank to roll our windows up and down. Well, not gone, since there are still plenty of vehicles on the road with crank handle windows, but a lot of drivers now have electronic windows. When we begin experiencing issues with our windows rolling up and down, we immediately think the problem is due to a bad fuse or wonky motor. However, have you ever considered the problem to be the cause of broken, or cracked, glass?
Even the smallest of broken pieces or chips can get lodged in the window track and interfere with operations. When rolling up a window, you’ll never see the bottom portion of it. There must be more window than the frame for the window to be properly sealed, and this is where the trouble is. Not being able to view the bottom part of the window glass can make it difficult to tell if that portion has been damaged. However, you can look for the following signs.
- The window tilts either backward or forward, or both, as it goes up and down. If this is the case, the entire bottom portion could be completely broken off and will need replacing.
- The window begins moving slowly midway through when going up or down. If this is happening, the broken piece of glass in the window track is becoming lodged as it moves up and down.
- The window makes a scraping noise as it moves up and down. Hearing a distinct scraping noise means there is likely a small glass chip sliding up and down the metal frame.
If you’ve been experiencing any of the issues listed above, you should come pay us a visit at Carolina Windshield Centers. We’ll get your windows back in top shape and have you confidently back on the road in no time. We look forward to seeing you!