No vehicle too large for Power Up Auto to repair. Much easier for us to come to you than to drop this off at the local garage. 2015 Freightliner Motor Home involved cleaning the contacts on the window switch. This one had that new car smell AND new house smell.
There are several options if you want to add power windows to a car, truck, or van that currently has hand cranks. First, consider if it might be easier and less expensive to upgrade your vehicle. Adding Power Windows and/or Power Door Locks can get expensive. Trading in your old vehicle to upgrade to one with power accessories as standard might be a better move. Here is a link to Edmunds if you want to check out some power options.
You currently have a hand crank that pulls your window up and down. Inside the door, you might have a scissors-type regulator or a cable regulator, which is more common in later-model vehicles. In either case, we will be adding a chain drive regulator with a motor over the existing hand crank (under the door panel). In the case of the manual cable regulator, you may need to eventually replace that if (when) it breaks.
Power Up Auto will also add 2 lighted switches on the driver door and 1 lighted switch on the passenger door. We wire this to your fusebox with an add a fuse. These are wired to a fuse that is only on when the key is on so the lighted switch does not drain your battery.
There are a few recent models of vehicles (mostly Chrysler) where these overlay regulators can not be added as there is not enough space between the door panel and the inside of the manual cable regulator. There are other (more expensive) alternatives.
Currently adding power windows for the front 2 doors is $1200 with these kits. Power Up Auto can also add FACTORY power windows. Or assemblies designed specifically for your application ($1400-$1800). This would involve removing the existing manual regulator and adding the OEM motor/regulator assembly. These original equipment power windows would run much faster and last longer than the overlay-style regulators.
If you have a classic vehicle and would like to add power windows Power Up Auto has access to several options for that as well. classic cars
4 Thoughts on Automotive Repair
4 Thoughts on Automotive Repair. No one wants to feel they’ve been taken advantage of when having a vehicle serviced. Here, your friends at Power Up Auto want to offer ways to protect yourself and be confident you are receiving good value and service for your money.
1) Where to go? 20 years ago the first place to start was to ask your friends and family. Who did they use and were they satisfied? Did they feel the price was reasonable? Today our friends network has grown a lot larger. The web has plenty of citation sources to find out who is out there for auto, van, & truck service. a quick google search will take you to a shops google + page. If you check out Yelp you might also check the non recommended reviews. When searching try more specific terms. While the term “car repair” might bring up tons of repair shops, “auto power window repair” would bring up us. You might even find an answer to a problem without paying a professional. Check the Better Business Bureau to see if there are any outstanding complaints. Also, make sure the repair shop is licensed with your state. State of Florida License Look Up.
2) Can you describe the problem? A knowledgeable technician should have some ideas as to what might be involved before they look at the car. Sometimes diagnostic tests (and charges) are needed but usually we have a good guess as soon as you mention the year and model of your vehicle. Similar cars have similar problems. Be prepared to accurately (but briefly) describe the problem. Dealers especially want to commit you to working with them. Many times they can tell what is wrong right away but will charge a fee which they then apply to an overpriced repair. Don’t be afraid to ask for a “ballpark” guess as to what it might be. Power Up Auto will never charge a diagnostic fee.
3) Can the technician or shop owner describe the solution? If the explanation given to you is not clear do not agree to any service. The tech can show you on the car or on a diagram but it is VITAL that you understand what the problem was and how it will be resolved. Are there any other components within the same system that might become defective later? Ask all the questions you want. If the repair shop gets frustrated find another shop.
4) How’s the warranty? Sure, everyone will rush to take your money. The real test is will they go all out for you AFTER the sale. In Florida? You can file a complaint with the state here. The Department of Agriculture will investigate and possibly get you a refund. Be fair, but demand a high level of service.
For any concerns with your doors including handles, windows, side view mirrors, locks, or trim pieces please call Power Up Auto @ 727/410-9995 for advice anytime. Thanks, Scott
Classic Car Power Window Repair
Classic Car Power Window Repair. Power Up Auto is pleased to offer Power Window Repair and Installation for your classic car. Speciality regulator designs available to restore your classic to power window perfection OR add power windows to replace the hand cranks in your vehicle now. After 20 years and 40,000 invoices Power Up Auto can offer expert installation. We will discuss the options with you and will make sure this will work BEFORE we order the parts. Power Up will only take on a project if we can be sure of a perfect fit. Call us for details 727/410-9995. We know it’s your baby but we’ll work on it as if it’s our car.
Touch of Class Car Shows-Power Window Repair Tampa
Touch of Class Car Shows-Power Window Repair Tampa. Met Jack Batchelor today from Touch of Class Car Shows. They organize unique car shows in the Tampa Bay area.
Touch Of Class Car Shows is all about fun. We operate several shows in the Clearwater, Florida area where we have something for everyone in your family.
We always have trophies, door prizes, 50/50 and lots more that is sure to put a smile on your face no matter your age or your passion.
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