Tag: windows

25 Posts

Jun 01, 2007

Windows open or closed, when parked on a steamy summer day? Tom and Ray settle a marital debate.

Dear Car Talk

I have an ongoing "debate" with my hubby about whether or not to leave our car windows open slightly when it is really, really hot. One of us says we need to do this to keep the windows and windshield...

summer windows

who should pay for a broken convertible window that happened for no reason
Jan 01, 2005

Who Foots the Bill for a Spontaneously Shattering Window...On a Rental Car?

Dear Car Talk

My -year-old son works for a rental-car company Recently when he put the top down on a Chrysler Sebring convertible the rear window shattered as the roof came down in back breaking into hundreds of pieces and falling into the...

windows

Oct 01, 2002

An unwanted passenger has motivated me to fix my window that won't roll up all the way.

Dear Car Talk

Last Sunday I attempted to go to work early which was my first mistake My beautiful Honda Accord was parked in the driveway The driver's window had been left open about three inches because it's broken and that's as far...

windows repairs

Jan 01, 2000

What can I do to fix my power windows that keep falling down?

Dear Car Talk

I have a ' Kia Sportage which on the whole I have liked very much About a year ago though one of my power windows broke causing the glass to slide down into my door The window wouldn't go up...

windows repairs

Aug 01, 1998

Your Caravan window breaking was the result of a design flaw and the dealer should fix it for free.

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I have a ' Dodge Grand Caravan LE On Monday I was putting something in the back and when I went to close the rear gate the entire back window broke out I took it to a Dodge dealer and...

dealers windows repairs Dodge Caravan

Aug 01, 1996

Can I put bumberstickers on my rear window?

Dear Car Talk

I have a question about rear-window defrosters If I put some kind of window sticker over those little wires on my rear window will it do any harm to the defroster or will it melt the sticker Is it OK...

defrosters windows

Sep 01, 1995

Why is there no manual override for electric windows?

Dear Car Talk

Can you please tell me why cars with electric windows don't have a bypass control to open a window when the ignition is turned off If my husband stops for gas and happens to remove the key I have to...

windows

Jun 01, 1995

What is a "cozy wing"?

Dear Car Talk

I'm writing to your cozy wing research department with an answer I read in your column that you were trying to find out what cozy wings were The cozy wing is the small crank out window on older cars The...

windows

Mar 01, 1994

I drove my Ford Taurus station wagon about miles parked...

Dear Car Talk

I drove my Ford Taurus station wagon about miles parked it and then came back two hours later and the rear window was gone Most of the glass was on the inside The frame was very clean and there was...

windows

Dec 01, 1993

Electric windows: will they work if you drive into a river?

Dear Car Talk

My mother has an anxiety that has puzzled my family for quite a while now Our Buick Electra has electric windows If my mother were to drive off the side of a bridge and land in the river would the...

safety windows accidents