Winding Down with Electric-Life

Window Regulator Systems

In spring, there is a notable increase in window regulator repair jobs. As the days become warmer and car windows are finally opened, problems with regulator systems are often discovered.

Historically, due to the sturdiness and rigidity of wind-down windows, the mechanical elements would often outlive the motor but now the breakdown of mechanical parts is a common fault for a number of reasons. Modern systems tend to use lighter materials – such as plastic – in order to improve the vehicle’s aerodynamics. Although the highest-grade plastics are used in the manufacturing process, they remain weaker than the former metal designs.

Temperature variations, engine vibrations and general wear are causing mechanisms to fail. Misuse of window systems is another culprit for system failure. Slamming doors with open windows rattles the mechanism; whilst attempts to clear frost and ice by simply lowering windows can cause the system to stick, which in turn adds excess pressure on to the mechanism and motor.

Quick repairs are often needed and require instant availability and distribution of parts. With sole distribution of Electric-Life, motor factors can rely on us. After a successful first year stocking regulator parts from Electric-Life, a major investment has been made in branch availability. With same-day and next-day delivery available from us, repairs can be completed as efficiently as possible.

Parts in the System
As the mechanism is more vulnerable than the motor, in most cases the original motor will still be in full working order and will not need replacing when a repair is carried out. Electric-Life makes it possible to buy the component parts of the window system, ensuring that motors are not unnecessarily replaced – an opportunity often denied by car manufacturers.

Different Regulator Systems
Electric-Life’s extensive range covers over 95% of the car parc in Europe. The window regulator systems in use today include: Electric-Life is a successful global brand with over 30 years’ experience in the development and production of window regulators. Their range is used at both OE and aftermarket level. They provide clear cataloguing for vehicles, including Mercedes-Benz, Citroën, Ford, Vauxhall, Saab, Audi and many more.

For more information, please see the F:Drive, or contact your local FPS Representative. Printed catalogues can be requested from us.

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