You’ve seen it in plenty of movies; when a thief wants to break into a car, the window is his first target. Broken windows are like an invitation for a thief to steal your car. So, if the glass has broken for any reason, don’t tape it up, get it replaced. A quick online search will give you many options for car window replacement Tulsa. It’s always better to let a professional handle such issues rather than try fixing it on your own. In your attempt to save money, you may just end up spending a lot more and worse, damaging the car further. That said, knowledge is always good and you should know what goes into replacing a car window.
Removing the old window
A car window is larger than what you see. Hence, though you may have removed all the visible glass, the remaining that is stuck to the frame still needs to be taken out before you can install a new window. The first thing the workshop will do is remove all screws, bolts and trims that hold the car door trim panel in place. If you were trying this on your own, this is the first place you might make a mistake. Many screws are mounted out of sight and trying to force the panel open without taking these out could damage the entire door.
Next, the door handles and window cranks will need to be removed. This gives the mechanics easy access to the door panel. Since many car use plastic components, the amount of pressure used to remove them must be controlled. Once the door panel is open, it is time to remove all the glass. A vacuum cleaner can be used to pick up any and all glass shards that may remain. The vapor barrier is also removed.
Installing the new window
Once the technicians are sure that all the damaged glass has been removed, it’s time to put the new glass in place. You must always ensure that the new glass being installed is an original replacement part from the car manufacturer. Raising the window to a particular height will give the mechanics access to the mounting hardware. After making sure that the plug powering the window regulator and motor has been disconnected, the window seal will be removed from the top of the door frame. This gives more space to place the glass correctly. The new window is gently manoeuvred into position and fitted with the requisite hardware. All screws and bolts must be tighten carefully. If they’re left loose, the window may shift while you’re driving and break again. If it’s too tight, the glass may break while it is being installed.
Next, the window track is put back in place. The wiring harness goes back in too and is checked to make sure it is working properly. The window should go up and down smoothly and there should be no gaps. Gaps don’t just affect the glass safety, they also affect the efficiency fo your car’s air conditioning. If the window doesn’t line up correctly, the adjustment screws in the door panel can be tweaked. Lastly, the vapor barrier is put back in place along with any trims and hardware that was earlier removed.
The entire process of car window replacement Tulsa should not take more than a few hours as long as it is handled by an experienced professional. Once installed securely, you can drive your car wherever you need to go with the windows up or down as you please.
Finding the right workshop
A car is always a prized possession and you don’t want to hand it over to just about anybody. An online search is a great place to start looking for workshops but you can also ask people around you for their recommendations. If they refer you to a workshop, ask them about what service they required from the workshop and the quality of service and workmanship received. You can also look at more reviews left by earlier customers online. It is always better to send your car to a known workshop rather than try someone you have no idea about.
Speak to someone at the car window replacement Tulsa workshop before going there to save time. Sometimes, the window glass may need to be ordered from elsewhere. This could take a few days depending on where it is coming from. Also ask the workshop whether they offer mobile window replacement services. This means you won’t have to drive your car to the workshop and instead, technicians will visit your location to replace the glass. If they do offer this service, you can get your car’s window replaced at home or in the office without inconveniencing yourself even a bit. The bottom line to it all; if your window is broken, get it replaced as soon as possible.