Why Do Power Window Regulators Break So Often? In short, these parts are designed to break. No matter what make of car, manufacturers design these parts with cheap, flimsy plastic. On top of that, these parts are designed in such a way that places the heaviest load on the weakest points. These parts are designed […]
Fixing an automotive power window is very common and it’s not cheap. Believe it or not, in most cases you are not getting ripped off. The labor takes several hours, and if your mechanic installs an OEM part (Original Equipment Manufactured from the original company – Chevrolet, Honda, etc.), the parts are very expensive.
Most people never think about what makes their windows go up and down until it stops going up and down. With so many shops out there, parts available online, youtube videos and DIY kits, how do you know what option is best for your vehicle and your wallet? What kind of parts are in your […]
Phoenix, AZ: Power Window Repair (PWR, LLC), a company that specializes in rebuilding automobile power window mechanisms including window regulators, motors, and switches, is proud to announce the launch and successful testing of its custom metal replacement parts for automobile cable-style manual and power window regulators. Big winners are those owners of Porsche, Bentley, and Chevy SSR vehicles, all of which have costly replacement parts or parts which are no longer manufactured.
Paul Nagy, the Founder of Power Window Repair, a Design Engineer, has designed custom metal pulley wheels and spring tensioners to replace the plastic ones that are normally used. The replacement of plastic with metal combined with a proprietary repair, now provide a more permanent solution for consumers seeking rare and obsolete parts, or those looking for a more reliable and affordable repair for their automobile power windows. When reviewing Power Window Repair’s services, longtime customer Ash Mohaj, of Iconic Motorcars Inc. said, “I have been in the car business for 25 years and sell high end, European cars. This is the best bargain I have seen in a while. A real mechanic that actually repairs things instead of replacing expensive parts, which makes it a green business.” All of Power Window Repair’s rebuilt cable action window regulators carry a lifetime warranty.
Power Window Repair manufactures its own proprietary metal parts and uses them to strengthen OEM window regulators. When repairing a regulator, they apply an avionic style repair of stainless steel, aluminum, and brass, to the weakest areas known to break. Every part is quality controlled and inspected the minute that it leaves the build room. Their repairs are intended to be a more permanent solution and every part is reviewed by a master technician before being installed in your vehicle. Power Window Repair uses custom-fabricated metal parts and are the only power window regulator repair company in the nation that does this.
Power Window Repair was founded in 2009 and provides mobile power window repair services in the Phoenix area and rebuild and return services to its national and international customers.
First and foremost, we don’t want to bash anyone trying to make an honest living repairing automobile power windows. The problem we have, is with the guys running around claiming to be power window repair specialists that have zero to little experience in repairing power windows and are not in the business of being honest and upfront about their services.
Check References and Do Your Own Research
The best advice we can give you is to check references in multiple locations before you give anyone your money! With websites such as Yelp, BBB, Angie’s List, and Facebook, customers of all ages and walks of life are represented. If a company does what they say they do, the majority of what customers say about them will be positive. You want to be sure that you are working with a real business and not just some guy with a hammer and a truck.
How many repairs have they completed in the last year? Are their technicians experienced? Do they carry liability insurance? If they aren’t reputable, they will not be prepared to answer your questions and may hang up on you. Take charge of your repair experience and you won’t get ripped off on your power window repair.
There are only 3 main parts to an automobile power window system; the power window switch, the power window lift motor and the power window regulator. Become familiar with the type of window regulator that is in your vehicle and what type of power window problems other owners are experiencing with their cars. The more you know, the more you will save!
Call Power Window Repair!!
You can be sure that you won’t get ripped off by calling Power Window Repair at (480) 570-5116. We offer quality repairs at 40-70% less than traditional repair shops and dealers, and it comes with a 1yr warranty on parts and labor! You can count on our team to provide you with the absolute best in customer service and we always do it with a smile! Ask about mobile service in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area!
Diagnosing a power window motor or window switch problem doesn’t have to be rocket science. If you understand the basic principles of how they work, and you know what particular style window regulator is in your automobile door, you can figure it out quickly.
If your glass didn’t do the famous “pop & drop” and you don’t hear cracking, grinding or funky noises coming from the inside door panel, your power window regulator may be just fine. Move onto testing the power window motor or window switch.
You don’t always need to remove the panel to determine what is wrong with your power window motor or power window switch. Many times, a fluctuation in the strength of your power to your dorm or headlights, caused by the demand of current can tell you whether or not the motor is getting any juice, better known as electricity.
Testing at night with your engine off, but ignition and headlights on will be your best option. Depress the power window switch and if you see a slight dimming of your headlights or your dome or dash lights, you are getting an electrical connection to the switch and it is sending that power to the motor. If this happens and you aren’t hearing any noise, you can be relatively sure that it’s the power window lift motor that is to blame. Sometimes you hear a click-click-click-click when the motor is failing.
If you depress the switch button and you don’t experience a dimming, it’s likely to be the power window switch or an electrical break in the electrical harness. If the power window switch button feels spongy, loose or at all different from the other window switch buttons, you likely are in need of a window switch repair or replacement.
If you’re in the Phoenix area, we can make diagnosing a power window motor or window switch problem easy for you. Call Power Window Repair today for a free diagnosis and quote. Our friendly technicians will quickly determine what type of power window repair you need and get you a quote that you can count on. Call (480)570-5116 today!
Why is my power window running so slowly?
Ah hah! A power window running slowly often means the power window lift motor is failing.
At Power Window Repair, we use our knowledge of vehicles and what’s in the door to diagnose our customers’ power window problems. While the window regulator is usually to blame when a power window fails, we hear plenty of “power window running slow” complaints.
Depending on the model and year of your vehicle, you can expect to spend between $60.00-$660.00 to replace your window lift motor in your power window system. We know this is a wide range, but we are telling you, if you call a traditional repair facility or dealership, you are going to hear quotes that will knock your socks off!
A power window running slowly does NOT have to break your budget or destroy your vacation plans! At Power Window Repair, we approach our pricing with integrity and resolve to change the power window industry and its outrageous costs. After all, it’s not an engine motor, it’s only a power window motor!
If you’ve been quoted ridiculous rates and are in need of an affordable power window repair, please call us at (480) 570-5116 for a free diagnosis and quote. Our friendly diagnostic techs will quickly diagnose your problem and get you a quote you can count on. If your motor is too expensive, please ask if it can be rebuilt. Many Toyota, Infiniti, Nissan and Mazda motors can be rebuilt to save you money!
Window Regulator and Window Lift Motor. What’s the difference?
The difference is how much money will be left in your wallet when you’ve paid for your repair!
We often hear them referred to as the window regulator and window lift motor assembly, but they are two different parts and have two different functions. Most repair facilities will install the window regulator and window lift motor assembly only because they either don’t know how to tension the regulator once the motor has been applied or they don’t want to deal with the hassle. This will cost you more money if you don’t know the difference.
The window regulator is the only non-power part of the power window system. There are many types of regulators depending on the vehicle you own. Those types include scissor action, cable action, and drive-shaft action. Some of the newer vehicles now have the regulator built into metal or plastic panels to make them harder for regular mechanics to get into, making it more likely that customers will be forced to go to the dealer for the repair. When a regulator breaks, the symptoms it displays are different depending on the type of regulator. Not all regulators are created equally.
When possible, Power Window Repair will separate these parts to save you money now and in the future. Most customers’ vehicles are suffering from regulator problems and that is our specialty. Our proprietary repair of stainless steel and custom-fabricated metal parts offers a more permanent OEM solution to the inferior replacement parts found in the automotive market today. We focus on the weakest points of the power window regulator, strengthening and fortifying them to prevent it from having to be replaced again down the road.
We’re not saying that we don’t install window regulator and window lift motor combinations when necessary, only that if it’s possible to separate and save you money, we will! The more you know, the more you can save on a power window repair. Call us today for a Free Diagnosis and Quote. Call (480)570-5116.
Before assuming that your car has a major problem, let’s take a few moments to diagnose your power window problem and see if we can shed some light on the situation.
First, verify that all other windows are in working order. If all four windows fail at the same time and you have checked your fuses, you could have an electrical break in the door harness that runs between the body of the car and your door. If only one is not working properly, and it’s in the rear, it could still be an electrical break, but it’s rare in most vehicles, and more often found in the rear of Cadillac Devilles.
In most modern cars, it’s usually the regulator that goes first, with a few exceptions. The regulator is generally a cable track pulley system that is made of cheap plastic parts. In hotter climates, these regulators fail quickly and fail often. Symptoms of this type of problem include the glass dropping into the door panel, crunching, grinding or other funky noises indicating that the motor is working, but the glass is not being raised.
Some older vehicles have what’s called a scissor action regulator in the door. These regulators are bulletproof for the most part, but they do fail from time to time. There are small teeth on the arm of the regulator that attaches to the window lift motor and those teeth are thin and can break away. Symptoms of this would generally include a slight drop of the window and inability to raise all the way to the top. You may hear a noise that sounds similar to a machine gun – de de de de. When this occurs, using the power window or helping the glass up, can put further stress on your power window motor, which can lessen the life of the motor and cause it to draw more power from your power window switch. Power window switches in modern cars are outrageously priced and are often “dealer only” parts.
If your power window problem is running slowly, it’s likely that it’s just the power window lift motor that is to blame. Symptoms include the window starting to come up at normal speed and then when it gets part way up, it slows down to turtle speed and you have to help it up to the top. Again, not recommended. In touching the glass, you are putting additional pressure on the power window regulator, which can break and cause you more money. Glass carriers on regulators can also break, which would cause the window to tilt forward or backward.
If you have a power window problem in a Mazda, Nissan, Infiniti, or older Chevy or Ford, it’s likely the motor that’s the problem, even if you hear funky noises or crunching sounds. The gears inside some of those motors are plastic and will break down over time. They can be rebuilt in some cases.
Power Window Repair can help you fix your power window problem at 40-70% less than traditional repair facilities and dealers. Your power window problem does not have to break your budget and it doesn’t have to be put off when you can find affordable prices at Power Window Repair. Our proprietary repair of stainless steel and custom metal parts provides a more permanent solution for our customers, so take a look at what we have to offer and then call today for a FREE diagnosis & quote at (480) 570-5116. If you are outside the Phoenix Metropolitan Area, please be advised that we do accept repairs by mail and can turn most repairs around in 24-36hrs.
Power Window Repair Phoenix
Watch our video, showing how we repair power window regulators and the power window repair services that we offer in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. We offer solid repairs designed to give our customers a more permanent solution to their power window woes and we offer a solid 1 year warranty to back it! Our creative pricing makes our repairs affordable, which gives you double the value in your repair! Call Power Window Repair Phoenix today for a free diagnosis and quote! Diagnostic Hotline (480)570-5116.