How to keep from getting ripped off on your power window repair

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.

Ask Questions
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.

Be Informed
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!

Window Regulator and Window Lift Motor. What’s the difference?

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.

window regulatorThe 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.

How To Diagnose A Problem With Your Power Window

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 Arizona

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.

Why Did My Window Fall Into the Door?

Did your automobile power window fall into the the door? Did it make a weird noise and then fall into the door? That’s a great indication that you’re in need of a regulator repair.

When a car window falls into the door, it can be a real problem. Not only is your vehicle left unsecured, it’s at risk for critters and water to get in. Duct tape and plastic? That’s a quick way to solve the problem, but an affordable window regulator repair is what you need.

Power windows don’t just fall into the door unless something else is wrong. Typically, when a customer says that their window they watched their window fall in the door, we already know what’s going on. Unfortunately, power windows are designed to break under certain conditions and we just have too many of those conditions combined in our climate here in Phoenix. Most of the parts in a OEM power window regulator are rated for 86 degrees and in Phoenix, it’s 186 degrees in our doors 300 days of the year. We are a mecca for power window regulator problems.

The next time you see your power window fall into the door, you need to call Power Window Repair for a quote immediately! Not only will we provide you with an affordable power window regulator repair and make sure that you window doesn’t fall into the door again, we will provide you with a proprietary repair that’s designed to give you a more permanent solution. We offer a 1 year warranty on parts and labor and we offer free mobile service to most of the Phoenix Metro area.

 

 

 

Not Every Power Window Repair Company Is Reputable

It’s sad to say, but as companies enter the power window industry, it become more and more important that you check their reviews and references! Not everyone has the customer’s best interest in mind.

Power Window Repair has been around a long time, so our presence has been know and documented since 2009, whether that be on the BBB or Angie’s List or Yelp! It was actually the additions of new companies in the marketplace that drove our team to create a new website and internet presence to set ourselves apart from the crowd. We’ve worked hard to create and maintain our reputation of caring for customers and putting them first and we intend to keep it up.

Newer companies in the power window market just don’t have the expertise or skill to satisfy their customers needs. Anyone can throw an aftermarket window regulator in a GM truck, the questions is whether or not that company will answer your call if it fails under warranty. Besides, our repair is proprietary and intended to be a more permanent solution. This puts us in a whole different category of power window repair companies.

Over the years, we’ve expanded Power Window Repair to includes such services as power door locks, power window switch repairs, electrical harness repairs, door handle replacement, power seat problems and anything else you can think of that has to do with your doors.

Don’t waste your hard earned dollars by choosing the wrong power window company to repair your vehicle. The information you need about each company is at your fingertips and only takes a moment to check. You’ll be happy in the long run and you’ll get a repair you can count on.

As always, we encourage you to call our diagnostic team for a free diagnosis & quote. You may even qualify for free mobile service to your home or office!

 

Do You Fix Automobile Power Seats

We do fix automobile power seats.  Whether or not your seat is repairable depends on the year, make and model and where the problem originated.

Automobile power seats can fail or break in a variety of areas. In the Chevy Impala, there’s a piece that breaks that can be repaired, if you know what you’re doing and in the Dodge Nitro, it’s the motor that needs to be rebuilt. But when you’re talking an older GM truck or SUV, you may be looking at replacing the seat. Even the Ford Fusion has a seat switch that we can repair. Let’s not forget the BMW twisted seat nightmare! For that, we have a special repair that we are famous for!

The bottom-line is that if the Power Window Repair team can repair your automobile power seat, you’re going to get out the door for hundreds less than anywhere else. If you are having a problem with your power seat, call our diagnostic team for time to come in to see our master technician. You can’t go wrong with a free diagnosis and we may be able to fix it on the spot!

As always, our repairs come with a 1yr warranty on parts and labor! Don’t delay in getting your quote today!

 

Vehicle Extended Warranty Plan

Yes, we do. An extended warranty will only cover parts of your system, leaving the regulator and motor assembly out of their list of qualified repairs. While many vehicle extended warranty plans can come in handy for vehicles outside the manufacturers warranty, the one thing they won’t pay for is a wear and tear part. If you spend any time on our website, you’ll quickly understand what I mean. These window regulators were designed and born to break.

Never-the-less, if you have a power window system problem, we will diagnose your problem and work with your vehicle extended warranty program to get your window working and your vehicle back on the road in a flash!

Remember, not everything is covered under a vehicle extended warranty plan. It’s always smart to call for a diagnosis first and then call to see if that particular repair is covered under your plan. Once we know it’s covered, we can take over from there!

 

 

Are You Open On Weekends?

Yes, we do! We do not provide mobile service on Saturdays, however we are available in the shop at 2439 E McDowell Road by appointment from 9am to 3pm. We are closed on Sundays. All calls left outside of normal business hours will be returned first thing in the morning.

What If I Have The Part Or Want To Buy The Part And Have You Install It?

We are happy to do that for you, however we will not be able to warranty that part for you in the event that it fails during your part warranty period. Our warranty will only cover the workmanship installation of the part into your vehicle and will not cover the removal and re-installation of a part under warranty.

YOU MUST VERIFY YOU HAVE THE RIGHT PART! If we come out to your location to install a part that you have purchased and you’ve purchased the wrong part, there is a minimum service charge of $99. Take care in making sure that you have ordered and purchased the correct part for your vehicle model.

You other option is to allow us to attempt to repair your part. If it’s necessary to purchase a part to complete your repair, we will warranty the part and the labor for a full 12 months, but it’s important to remember that when it comes to window regulators, we recommend rebuilding the OEM window regulator over a new replacement window regulator.

This business was founded because whether it’s an OEM or aftermarket window regulator replacement part, it was designed to break. There are weak points in the mechanism that are actually designed and engineered to carry the heaviest load of the glass and the most pressure. This is why this part is considered as ‘wear and tear’.

Many times, we can repair the OEM for less than you can buy the part and have it installed. It’s important for you to have all the information about your options BEFORE making a decision on your repair. You don’t want to be doing this again 18 months down the road. Do you?