Power Window Regulators
When it comes to power windows, repair jobs don’t always mean a complete system overhaul.
During spring, there is an influx of window regulator repair jobs. As usage increases during the warmer months, the detrimental effect of winter temperatures is often seen. The breakdown of mechanical parts is a common fault at this time of year due to a number of reasons.
Historically, due to the sturdiness and rigidity of wind-down windows, the mechanical elements would often outlive the motor. Modern systems however, tend to use lighter materials – such as plastic – and now the opposite is said to be true. Temperature variations, engine vibrations and general wear are causing mechanisms to fail.
Misuse of window systems is another culprit for system failure. Slamming doors with open windows rattles the mechanism; whilst attempts to clear frost and ice by simply lowering windows can cause the system to stick, which in turn adds excess pressure on to the mechanism and motor.
Parts in the System
As the mechanism is more vulnerable than the motor, in most cases the original motor will still be in full working order and will not need replacing when a repair is carried out. Electric-Life makes it possible to buy the component parts of the window system, ensuring that motors are not unnecessarily replaced – an opportunity often denied by car manufacturers.
Providing for Different Regulator Systems
Electric-Life’s extensive range covers over 95% of the car parc in Europe. The window regulator systems in use today include: