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3 Potential Reasons Your Car Window is Malfunctioning

One aspect of your car you might not think much about until it stops working is your car’s window. Unfortunately, then you're stuck with a window that either won't open or won't close. If it's stuck open, then you’re vulnerable to the outside elements. If it's stuck closed, this makes drive through's, toll booths, and other obstacles a challenge. This can be a major inconvenience and can make your commute miserable.

properly functioning car window switch after vehicle maintenance

Reasons Your Car Window Might Have Stopped Working

1. Faulty Window Regulator

One of the most common issues with electric windows is a faulty window regulator. These regulators often go bad and need to be replaced. It's important to get these replaced by a professional, because if it is installed incorrectly it can cause serious issues with your car's electrical system, which could lead to a very expensive repair bill.

2. Power Window Motor is Going Bad

If your window works sometimes but not others, then chances are your power window motor is going bad. These little motors are inside your door and are what power your window to go up and down. These can get old and worn over time, sometimes causing them to stop working when they get warm, and eventually stop working altogether. You should get this motor replaced as soon as you start noticing issues to avoid being stuck without a working window.

3. A Failing Switch

Another common issue is a failing switch on your door that you use to control your windows. These little switches can stop working after years and years of being pushed and pulled. This switch will need to be replaced in order to use your window again. At Custom Complete Automotive, we know a malfunctioning car window can be a real nuisance. If you notice any issues with your car windows, or have any other questions or concerns regarding your vehicle, contact us today for fast, friendly service you can trust!

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Eric Riddles

Eric Riddles is an ASE Certified Master Automobile Technician who has been working as an auto mechanic since 1998 and originally joined the team at Custom Complete Automotive in 2005. Eric has numerous certifications in various aspects of car repair and spent 10 years training the next generation of auto technicians at a local high school Auto Shop classroom.

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