Many times people call us thinking they have a problem with their sunroof,
when actually they just didn't understand the principals of the product.
Most drivers are fully capable of correcting the problem on their own.
So let's get aquainted with some terminology ! Manual and spoiler sunroofs
rely on COMPRESSION
to seal out the water. Dirt or
other foreign objects between the glass and gasket, or a loose handle or hinge
will all hamper a tight fit. You can avoid problems by checking these periodically.
Did you know that vaselene petroleum jelly will penetrate and soften the neoprene
or rubber gaskets, just as hand lotion softens your skin to keep it from cracking?
A thin application once a year will do wonders for endurance to the elements. Power Moonroof
tilts up to vent but also drops down through the opening in order to
receed into the roof , so there's no way to seal by compression .
For this reason, DRAIN TUBES
have been incorporated into this module.
Below is an important tip from the sunroof industry, that has never been mentioned
in any auotomobile manufacturers owners manuals:
As people drive their cars they enjoy the ride more with the sunroof wide open!
Well before long, road dust covers the entire car including the open sunroof tracks.
Of course we close the sunroof to wash the car, but who cleans those dusty rails?
After several years that dirt can build up and restrict the glass from travelling
smoothly back and forth, putting unnecessary strain on the cables and motor.
You can help by simply opening the glass all the way, cleaning the tracks with
a soft rag, then applying a liberal amount of petroleum jelly as lubrication.
These simple and inexpensive tips will give you many years of troublefree
driving pleasure. We all live in California because of the mild climate, and you will
enjoy it even more through your automotive sunroof products.