August 3, 2018

The Importance of Weatherstripping on your Vehicle

Car enthusiasts- let’s face it, weatherstripping is not the first thing that comes to your mind when you decide to start your auto renovation project, but unknowingly for most – proper weatherstripping is a crucial element to keep your investment in good shape for the long haul.

What is Weatherstripping?

Weatherstripping is a seal, mostly made of rubber, that protects your vehicle from outside elements like debris, rain, snow, etc. Why is it so important? Not having adequate weatherstripping on your vehicle can lead to many problems, including but not limited to:

  • Dirt and unnecessary noise in the vehicle
  • Shorter lifespan of vehicle’s upholstery and carpets
  • Vehicle’s cabin can have trouble heating on winter days or cooling on hot summer days
  • Sluggish or dragging windows

Understanding the importance of weatherstripping on your vehicle is the first step to enjoying a smooth and comfortable ride – you deserve it, after all the money, time and effort spent in building your dream ride.

Weatherstripping Maintenance 

Keeping your vehicle’s weatherstripping in good shape is not rocket science – soap and water is all that is needed. Also, we highly recommend not using any lubricants or chemicals, since their use can be detrimental and may indeed cause permanent damage to your seals – removing all the benefits to your classic vehicle as explained in this article.

If you have any questions regarding your auto renovation project, please don’t hesitate to reach us, we’ll be happy to answer all your questions and guide you along the way; from choosing the right seal to the proper installation – we have you covered!


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