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Electric car window repair

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How do electric car windows work?

Power windows or electric windows are car windows which are controlled by a switch that makes them go up or down. Older cars used to have a crank handle, where you manually had to turn to raise or lower the window. Electric car windows rely on a switch or buttons and are also referred to as power windows. 

Power windows were introduced by Ford Motors in 1941. These electric car windows are now found in all new cars as a built-in feature, and these powered windows have replaced the traditional handle types.

How much does it cost to fix an electric car window?

If you have issues with your electric car windows malfunctioning, then you can easily find a garage technician to fix the fault for you.

The cost of an electric window repair can vary depending on your car make and model, how many windows need repairing, and what the exact problem is. The average cost of repairing a electric car window is around £93 when booked through WhoCanFixMyCar.

Take a look at the average costs below for a range of popular car makes.

Car MakeAverage Price
Audi£95.20
BMW£91.98
Citroen£93.78
Ford£76.32
Mercedes£75.81
Nissan£66.60
Peugeot£90.09
Renault£77.85
Toyota£67.70
Vauxhall£73.25
Volkswagen£77.47

Where can you get your electric car window fixed?

Looking to get your electric windows fixed? Find a garage near you from our network of over 15,000 mechanics. Simply follow the steps below to compare prices:

  • Electric car window repairs

    The average cost of electric car window repairs booked on WhoCanFixMyCar is £76.16.

    Most modern car windows are controlled by the electrical system, rather than being opened and closed manually. If there’s a fault with the electrics, it can sometimes stop the window button from working. A professional will find the cause of the issue and perform a repair to get your parking sensors working again.

    Can include
    • Electrical inspection and diagnostic
    • Electric car window fault repairs
  • Car electrical repairs

    The average cost of a car electronics repair booked on WhoCanFixMyCar is £56.44.

    Electrical faults are common, but there are many different types of fault because of a car's complex electrical system.

    Can include
    • Electrical system check
    • Fault diagnosis
    • Electrical repair
  • Mobile auto electrician

    The average cost of a mobile auto electrician booked on WhoCanFixMyCar is £X. A mobile auto electrician will fix any fault with your car's electrical system at your home or place of work. Electrical faults include issues with the dashboard, locks, windows, stereo, lights, and engine. The exact cost of a mobile auto electrician will depend on the type of fault and your car's make.

    Can include
    • Home visit
    • Electrical diagnostic
    • Electrical fault repair
    • Part replacement

Which electric car window repair service do you need? 

Most modern cars have electric windows which are operated using a switch. The motors inside that power them can however become faulty or worn over time. If you are looking for a electric car window repair, here are some of the common electric repair jobs:

Blown fuse

You’ll know when your electric car window fuse is blown because when you engage the window button, nothing will happen. There will be no sound coming from the motor, nor will the window behave in a manner in which it wants to move.

However, if your fuse is still working well, then chances are, you’ll hear the sound of the motor, plus, the window glass will quiver or judder, indicating that it wants to move, but it might not be able to. In which case, it is likely to be a mechanical fault. 

Faulty window switch

If other windows are opening fine, but you are having problems with one particular switch on either the drivers’ side or passenger side then a technician will look for loose connections, switches or wiring. 

Faulty window motor

If you are having to press the electric car window switch multiple times to roll the window up or down, it is moving slower or faster. or making a clicking sound from the door, then it could be a faulty window motor. 

Faulty window regulator

The mechanisms that allow you to raise and lower your windows, whether operated manually or electrically, are called window regulators. Both types can fail for various reasons, such as attempting to operate a window while it is frozen to the door frame by a layer of ice.

I don’t know 

If you’re not sure what type of electric car window repair service you need, you can book in for a diagnostic. A mechanic will be able to tell you what the issue is and the type of repair you need.

Top warning signs that your electric car windows needs repairing

If you are experiencing any of these problems associated with your electric car windows, then you will most likely need to book your car in for an electric window repair:

  • The windows will not go up or down

  • The window gets stuck at a certain level

  • It takes multiple presses to roll the window up or down.

  • Window speed is slower or faster than usual

  • Power window is crooked

  • Clicking sound when windows go up or down

Find a mobile car electricians

We can help you find local electric car repair specialists and garages so they can provide quotes for getting them repaired. We work with around 15,569 garages and have plenty of electric car window repair specialists on our website to deal with any problems you are facing.

Another option which drivers are increasingly choosing is to book a mobile mechanic. This service takes the stress out of car repairs as there’s no need to rearrange your schedule to take your vehicle to a garage - the mechanic will simply come to you.

What is an electric car window?

Power windows or electric windows are car windows which are controlled by a switch that makes them go up or down. Older cars used to have a crank handle, where you manually had to turn to raise or lower the window. Electric car windows rely on a switch or buttons and are also referred to as power windows. 

Power windows were introduced by Ford Motors in 1941. These electric car windows are now found in all new cars as a built-in feature, and these powered windows have replaced the traditional handle types. 

How often do you need an electric car window repair?

You should only need an electric car window repair if there’s an issue with your windows functioning, meaning you are seeing the windows struggle to go up or down, the electric window is not functioning on one side, or you are hearing a clicking sound when the window goes up. 

Do electric car window repairs fall under warranty?

Electric car window repairs don’t fall under most warranties. Electric car windows repairs are more often than not needed due to wear and tear. This means if you need an electric car window repair, you’ll need to pay for the service yourself.

Is an electric car window repair covered by insurance?

There is a chance that your car insurance policy might cover the windows on your car under your comprehensive coverage option. This usually happens when the damage is not related to an accident.

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