Whether it is to get parking or toll tickets, or to just let some fresh air into your cabin, you will always have a reason to open and close your car's window. This means your window regulator must always be in excellent shape. Because the regulator is a mechanical part, it will eventually become worn out over time and due to repeated use.
Read on to find out how to get the perfect window regulator replacement for your vehicle.
What's the window regulator for?
The window regulator is the component inside your door panel that allows you to raise or lower your window glass as you please. Both manual and electric car windows have window regulators.
A manual window is operated by a hand-crank, while an electric window is controlled by a switch or button that activates a motor. In both cases, the resulting motion is rotational, which is what the regulator transforms into up-and-down linear motion that raises or lowers the window glass.
What regulator to get?
A worn-out or broken window regulator must be immediately replaced, unless you're fine with having a stuck window. The first thing you have to consider is the type of regulator that you need.
As said earlier, your car's windows could either be manual or electric. Each type requires a different kind of window regulator.
You then have to consider the fit. Different car makes and models may have differently designed regulators. We recommend that you get a regulator that is made specifically for your vehicle.
What to look for in a window regulator?
As always, we suggest that you get only those regulators that are made by trusted and established brands. You can always find a good deal for a product from some of the top brands in the world. This will ensure that you get a good and reliable regulator.
Of course, there are always cheaper alternatives to some of the more popular brands. You just have to make sure that they can provide you with the same performance and quality. One way to do that is by looking at product reviews and finding the regulator that can give you the best value for your money.
We also recommend that you get a window regulator that comes with a complete set of instructions. You can have a mechanic change the regulator for you, but doing it yourself would be so much more economical.