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My Window Only Works Sometimes

Updated: Apr 28, 2021

Ever have to open your door to pay for your burger at the drive-through? Have you had your window get stuck down during a rainstorm? When your power windows work only when they want to, what we call intermittently, it can be a major hassle.

Why is my Window Stuck Down?

There are multiple factors leading to your windows getting stuck or working infrequently. Typically, a malfunctioning car window is caused by one or more of the follow items:

  1. Broken window motor

  2. Broken window switch

  3. Broken window cable pulley

  4. Faulty window regulator aka window track

It can be difficult to pin-point exactly which of these items are causing your window to not work every time. This is why it’s a good idea to content a Maryland mechanic who specializes in vehicle electrical repair. They will know what to look for and how to fix your window issues quickly.

Snow and Ice Could be Your Culprit

With the winter months ahead of us, we’d be remiss not to mention one of the leading causes of power window issues: snow and ice. Simply put, your power windows are not designed for nor are strong enough to break frozen ice stuck in the crack where your door meet your window. Attempting to do so wears out the mechanism quickly and often leads to issues.

Can I Fix my Windows Myself?

As technology advances, so do the mechanisms in your car. While it is possible to fix an issue with your power windows on your own, it will most likely require you to take the door off your car and dismantle other parts. This can become a long and difficult process. Not only does this repair require a decent background in electrical car repairs, it can become more expensive if something else gets messed up during your DIY project.

Take your Car Into a Gaithersburg, MD Window Repair Service

At the end of the day, going to vehicle electrical repair experts like those at Hillmuth Auto Care can save you a lot of time, money, and frustrations. For over 30 years, Hillmuth Auto Care has been provided quality power window repair services while also educating their customers on how to avoid future car issues along the way.

For more information on our electrical repair services, or to schedule an appointment, give your local Hillmuth Auto Care a call today!

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