At Autoworks in Ithaca, we know that a huge part of the ride quality of your car, truck, or SUV is how well it keeps road and engine noises out of the passenger compartment. Few things are more annoying on a long commute or road trip than the drone of tires on pavement, the constant sound of your car battling the air outside, loud semi-trucks, and so on.
A huge aspect of the quiet and comfort your vehicle affords is the condition of your weather-stripping. Cars that are tightly sealed around the doors and windows cancel out a significant amount of noise, keeping the environment inside your car as relaxed as possible. Over time, weather-stripping deforms, dry rots, hardens, tears, shrinks, and comes loose, allowing the sounds of the road to infiltrate your peace. Heat, direct sunlight, age, and wear all degrade the quality of your weather-stripping, and you might be surprised how much louder the inside of your car is than the day it rolled off the lot.
Vehicles with bad weather-stripping are prone to another problem as well; leaks. If your weather-stripping isn’t in good shape, you may find that water drips into the car when it rains, a condition that can damage upholstery and electronics, in addition to giving your car that much despised old wet towel smell. Mildew obviously poses its own set of problems, and it’s best to simply prevent it from happening in the first place.
If you’re having trouble with your weather-stripping, whether you can’t seem to keep out noise, or find yourself battling hard to track down leaks, we can fix that for you. Restore your car back to its former luxury with the expert mechanics at Autoworks. For all your car repair and maintenance needs, trust Autoworks, the best auto repair shop in Ithaca.
Thank you for visiting Autoworks in Ithaca, NY. Count on our automotive repair technicians to keep your car, truck, suv, or van on the roads longer and safer.