Off Track Window

Car windows are one of those things that you take for granted, until something goes wrong. One of the more irritating issues a window can develop, is dislocating from its track while attempting to roll it up or down. Why does this happen, and how do you fix it? At Gateway Auto Clinic in Kettering, we’ve got answers to you questions and solutions to your problems.

When a window comes “off track”, it means instead of the window following its path and rolling smoothly up or down, it does any variety of other things you’d rather it not does. Typical issues include the window turning sideways in the door on the way up, digging into the door causing the window to move slowly and bind up on the way down, the window falling off the tracks inside the door, causing a grinding noise and no window movement, or the window falling all the way down into the door. Essentially, two things go wrong: the tracks that the window rides on become loose or damaged, allowing the window to escape the tracks, or the clips that attach the window to the regulator break, letting the window tilt in directions it isn’t meant to go.

So, how do you rectify the situation? The door panel has to be removed, then the problem can be diagnosed. Replacement clips can be installed if necessary, or repairs to the tracks can be made, restoring your window to its former usefulness. Typically, this is a problem that is much more annoying to live with than to fix; repairs don’t usually take long or cost much.

If you’re tired of wrestling with unruly car windows or have any other maintenance or repair items you need taken care of, get in touch with the expert mechanics at Gateway Auto Clinic. No matter what type or car, truck, or SUV you drive, the best auto service shop in Kettering is a visit or a phone call away. Let us show you what we can do.



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