Knowing When It’s Time for a Sunroof Replacement

Hello, and welcome back to our blog! We’ve spent a lot of time talking about windshields (as we should), but your sunroof is another auto glass feature on your vehicle that deserves some attention. It’s one of those features we don’t use a lot during the wintertime, but when that hot Colorado weather hits in a few months, you’ll want to make sure your sunroof is functioning properly to give you that additional breeze when you’re driving. In today’s blog post, let’s take a look at some of the most common sunroof problems that would be cause for having this auto glass element replaced with us here at Denver Mobile Auto Glass. Please continue reading below to learn more.

You Feel Drips on Your Head

A leaky sunroof can not only ruin a good hair day, it can also damage the interior of your vehicle. In many cases, the rubber sealant has simply come undone and can be easily repaired and resealed by one of our auto glass technicians. When the sealant is beyond repair, it must be replaced and should be done so by a professional. In other cases, your sunroof may have been damaged which is allowing water to come through holes that are meant to facilitate proper drainage. In many cases, these holes, or even the tubes, may be clogged, which is forcing the water to drain elsewhere (like on your head) and that’s just no good.    

Glass is Damaged

Like windshields, sunroofs are easily damaged by falling objects and flying road debris. If the glass on your sunroof has been chipped, cracked, or shattered, it not only looks unsightly, but can allow unwanted items to enter your vehicle. Dust, dirt, water, bugs, and other things can get in your car through damaged sunroof glass that could distract you while you’re driving. What’s more, these things can damage your vehicle’s interior. If the glass on your sunroof is damaged in any way, you’ll want to bring it in so one of our expert auto glass technicians can inspect it and recommend a repair or replacement, if needed.

Electrical Problems

Electrical problems can prevent your sunroof from opening and closing properly. Electrical failure can be repaired in some cases, but you’ll want to have a professional take a look to make sure it can be repaired. If the power function isn’t working due to a broken fuse or an issue with the circuit breaker, this can usually be repaired. However, if the motor has completely failed, it will most likely need to be replaced.  

Issues with the Track

In many cases, the sunroof can come off of its track, making it nearly impossible for your auto glass to open and close. The track and slides can also become caked with debris, which can also make it difficult to function properly. Cleaning and lubricating the track regularly is a simple preventative measure to take to avoid having this happen.

Call Your Top Rated Local® Sunroof Experts

No matter what kind of issue you may have with your sunroof, our team of expert technicians can get it working properly again. If you’re experiencing any of these issues, call Denver Mobile Auto Glass and schedule an appointment for a sunroof replacement.