10 Best Practices for Sunroof Maintenance

Sunroofs on cars are a great convenience, but they can also be a source of frustration if the sunroof doesn’t work the way it’s supposed to. If you’re wondering how to maintain your car’s sunroof, here are some tricks for getting the most out of your vehicle:

Check the drain tubes on a regular basis

When you’re checking your sunroof, it’s important to check the drain tubes on a regular basis. These can be located in the back of most cars and are usually easy to access. To check for clogs or damage, simply remove one drain tube at a time and look inside for any debris that might be causing problems. If there is debris present, clean out with a toothbrush or rag; if there isn’t anything blocking your view into these tubes (such as leaves), then continue with your inspection until all four tubes have been inspected thoroughly.

It is also important not only to check each individual drain tube but also how many times each month those same drains need cleaning–this will depend on where they’re located within your car!

Check the sunroof glass to ensure proper installation

When checking for cracks or other damage, look for any signs of chipping and cracking. Ensure that the glass is not showing any signs of UV exposure or scratches from the sunroof motor. Make sure there are no leaks around seals and gaskets as well.

Keep debris out of your sunroof mechanism

The sunroof mechanism is a crucial part of your car’s functionality, but it’s also an easy target for dirt and debris. If you want to keep your screen clear, follow these tips:

  • Keep it clean. If you have pets or kids in the car with you, make sure they don’t get into the mechanism itself. This can lead to hairballs that clog up the screens and prevent them from opening properly.
  • Don’t leave trash in there either—or at least try not to! Cigarette butts are especially bad for this reason because they break apart easily over time into tiny pieces that can build up on surfaces (like glass) inside cars where sunlight might otherwise shine through them onto screens which need cleaning more often than usual as well as being exposed directly without any protection against UV rays coming through windows like ours do.”

Use the right cleaning products

When it comes to cleaning your sunroof, there are a few things you should keep in mind. First and foremost: don’t use glass cleaner or alcohol-based products on your windows. These can damage the paint job and cause water spots that will be difficult to remove with regular car washes. If you do need a milder solution for cleaning, try using an all-purpose cleaner instead of glass polish (which is typically too harsh).

The second thing you should know about cleaning your sunroof is not what most people think: don’t use paper towels or rags! These materials are abrasive enough to scratch the surface of the glass if they touch it at all; even if they don’t scratch anything by themselves, when used wet with hot water from above them (like when using a pressure washer), these items become extremely slippery which makes them more likely than ever before – especially during wintertime storms where ice may form on top of these surfaces – causing unwanted damage such as scratches caused by debris being blown off while driving through inclement weather conditions.”

Lubricate your sunroof mechanism every few months

It is important to lubricate your sunroof mechanism every few months. Apply the grease evenly to all parts of the mechanism and run your fingers over it until it’s completely covered in grease.

You should also make sure that you clean your sunroof mechanism at least once every six months or so with warm soapy water (don’t use any abrasive cleaners like steel wool).

Clean your sunroof at least once a month

  • Use a mild soap and water solution to clean the glass.
  • Don’t use harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners, which can damage the sunroof.
  • Don’t use clothes or rags that are coarse or scratchy; this will only make it harder for you to get into your car afterward!

Prevent leaks by keeping your car's body in good shape.

  • Keep your car’s body in good shape
  • A clean and dry car is much more likely to avoid leaks, especially on the dashboard. The sunroof can be tricky because it’s not just one piece of glass—it’s two pieces of glass held together by metal clips. If those metal clips aren’t clean or if they’re corroded, then they won’t hold up well enough to keep moisture out of the frame and away from where it belongs: inside your vehicle!.
  • Prevent leaks by keeping your car’s body in good shape.
  • Many people forget about their cars’ bodies when they’re getting ready for road trip season but this mistake can lead them down a slippery slope toward disaster when summertime comes around again (and we all know how hot that gets). A dirty windshield will cause condensation inside which leads directly back into problems like fogging windows or water spots on dashboards which then makes driving more difficult than usual due to reduced visibility due

Don't slam your sunshade closed

If you want your sunshade to last, don’t slam it closed. This can damage the mechanism and glass, causing them to crack or break before you’ve even used them once. Instead of slamming it shut, pull back slightly on one side of the door until it stops moving and then closes slowly.

Don't attempt repairs on your own, if you don't know what you're doing.

If you’re going to attempt repairs on your own, make sure that you have all of the right tools and follow instructions. If something goes wrong and your car won’t start, don’t just jump out of the driver’s seat and start banging on things with a wrench or screwdriver. You could seriously damage something important like the electrical system or starter motor if this happens! Repairing these parts requires special knowledge and experience—just because someone else can do it doesn’t mean they should be doing it for you (or anyone else).

Make sure you take care of your sunroof so that it works correctly

Sunroofs are not cheap. The average price of a new sunroof is around $1,000, and you don’t want to have to pay for repairs or replacement parts on your car. If you’re like me and love your car, then making sure that the sunroof works properly is important because it allows me to enjoy the open air while driving at highway speeds!


If you follow these tips, your sunroof should be working effectively and efficiently. Just remember to keep an eye on the drain tubes and make sure they are clear of debris at all times. When it comes to time for maintenance, or for that matter sunroof maintenance, GlassFixit is just a call away. Let us do the heavy lifting so that you can have a peaceful ride.

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