As a car owner, you have probably heard the term "weather stripping" before, even if you aren't sure what it means. Weather stripping is a very important function in your car, and you can even find it in building such as your home or business. It can be used in any place that has doors or windows, so it could be in more places than you think.

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The Function Of Weather Stripping For Your Car

Weather stripping, also known as "weather seals" or "weather strips," is the rubber material that covers the edges of your car's doors, windows, windshield, and trunk. These pieces of rubber act as seals to keep out cold air, rain, snow, wind, and even bugs! Along with protecting your interior against the harsh weather elements, it will prevent road noise from disturbing your ride. They also ensure that your windows and doors stay shut while you are on the road.

In order to function correctly, weather stripping must be fitted to your specific vehicle. All cars come with the seals already, but with usual wear and tear, they will need to be replaced. If you need new weather stripping for your car, you will need to find one that is made for your make and model to ensure that it fits properly.

Weather stripping is extremely important for a lot of reasons. First of all, they prevent metal-on-metal or metal-on-glass contact which will protect other parts of your car. They also protect the interior from the weather and road conditions. But most importantly, they help make your ride more enjoyable. If you had to drive a car with loud road noises in the background all the time, you would certainly get frustrated.

There are many different kinds of weather stripping in your car that you should look out for, here are a couple of examples:

  • Windshield Seal
  • Windshield Pillar Seal
  • Window Sweep
  • Roofrail Seal
  • Trunk Seal
  • Door Seal

Signs Your Weather Stripping Has Gone Bad

Like almost any part of your car, your weather stripping will likely need to be replaced at some points. Some car parts have specific recommendations when it comes to their replacement. Maybe after a certain amount of miles or years, that part might need to be replaced. This is a little different when it comes to weather stripping. How long your weather stripping will last depends on what kind of car you have and your driving habits.

Since there isn't a cookie-cutter answer for when you should get your weather stripping replaced, it is even more important to look out for the signs that it is worn out. You might find that water is leaking into your car, even when all the windows and doors are shut. You might notice musty or moldy smells from inside your car or hear loud sounds every time you pick up speed in your car.

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Can I Drive Without Functioning Weather Stripping

While, technically, you can drive without properly working weather stripping, we don't recommend it for a few reasons. Here at Wrench, we suggest that you get your weather stripping replaced as soon as you notice a tear or hole.

Compromised weather stripping can cause a variety of annoyances and even lead to bigger problems down the road. If water leaks into your car due to a hole in your weather stripping, that could end up causing mold in your interior.

How To Book A Weather Stripping Replacement Appointment

If you think your weather stripping is starting to show signs of wear and tear, you will want to book an appointment for a weather stripping replacement. Luckily for you, Wrench's ASE-certified mobile mechanics can perform that service at any preferred location. If you live in one of our service areas, you can get our weather stripping replacement services done at your home, office, or even the local shopping mall.

To book your appointment with Wrench, simply go to the homepage of our website, download our mobile app, or give us a quick call. We will get a little bit of information about your car and then we will provide you with an honest quote for your weather stripping replacement service.

The first thing we will need to know is what kind of car you have. You should be able to tell us the year, make, and model of your vehicle. You will also be asked to give us the VIN and license plate number. This information is super important because it helps us figure out what parts we need to order or pick up on the way to your location. Without this information, our mobile mechanic wouldn't arrive prepared, leaving your car without functioning weather stripping for even longer.

Once we know what kind of car you have, we will need to know what service it needs. Since you are looking for a weather stripping replacement service, you will be able to book it directly and any additional services you might need. If you have been putting off that tire rotation or oil change, this is a great time to book those services as well.

After we have gotten all of that information, we will calculate an auto repair quote for your services. This quote will include all the expenses such as part costs, labor, and service fees. Everything will be broken down so you can easily understand what your money is going towards. With Wrench, you won't have to worry about paying any hidden fees because we believe that honesty and transparency are the best customer service traits. We will always give you the full picture before you book your appointment so you can make an informed decision.

When you are finished looking over our quote for your weather stripping replacement service, you will be able to choose a date, time, and location for your appointment. No matter where you choose to have your Wrench service, you will be able to spend your time however you please. In no time, we will get your car repaired and you will be able to hop back in and head out to your next destination.

So what are you waiting for? Book your weather stripping replacement appointment with Wrench today!

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