Sunroofs are great for summer

Posted by Olivia Morgon on July 18th, 2019

It’s summertime, and sunroofs are in full swing given with the nice, warm summer weather.  More people than ever before have a sunroof in their vehicle, and the popularity of sunroofs continues to grow.  It’s a great feeling cruising down the road with your sunroof open, the windows down, and the breeze flowing through the cabin of your vehicle.  Whether you have a sunroof in your vehicle for the first time, or it’s been a constant in your vehicle for years, it’s important to know sunroofs do require some minimal maintenance.

One of the most common issues that arise over time is a leaky sunroof.  Good news is a leaky sunroof is typically preventable.  In most cases, a sunroof leak is the result of one or more of the sunroofs drain tubes becoming clogged, which may force the water to leak into your vehicle interior.  If you have a factory sunroof, your vehicle likely has a section about sunroof maintenance which details preventative maintenance, including cleaning these drain tubes, to eliminate potential leaking.  If you are unable to perform the maintenance on your own, then you should contact to an auto service center or shop offering sunroof repair Washington ensure the drain tubes are free of debris.  Beyond a leaky sunroof, let’s look below at some additional scenarios and what to do related to a sunroof.

  • Sunroof glass shattered: Most sunroof glass panels are tempered and break into many small fragments when shattered.  Do not operate your sunroof if the glass shatters as this can cause further damage to component parts of the assembly, as well as push glass fragments into the headliner.
  • Protect your vehicle’s interior from the elements: A shattered sunroof leaves your vehicle interior exposed, so it is important to park your vehicle is a covered area until the glass can be replaced.  You can also add a protective barrier, such as automotive “crash wrap”, to cover the hole opening and weather secure your vehicle.  Due to the complexity of sunroof glass replacement, it is recommended to contact a company who specializes in sunroof repairs Columbusto ensure the replacement is done correctly and to prevent any additional problems.
  • Sunroof stuck or off track: If your sunroof becomes jammed or seems to be off track, it is important to stop attempting the operate the sunroof.  There are many components within a sunroof assembly, each of which plays an important role in the successful operation of a sunroof.  If you experience a sunroof that is not sliding back and forth properly, the repair of the sunroof is best served by an experienced sunroof professional.

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