Car Door Replacement Tips Car Door Replacement Tips
If car door replacement is in your future, here are some tips for helping the process go as smoothly as possible.
Find an Appropriate Door in Good Condition
People often save money by buying a new door from a wrecked or junked automobile. This is a great way to save lots of money. However, the older the car is, the higher the likelihood that you’ll find rust or other mechanical problems in the door.
To be safe, you should buy the compatible door with the most recent model year. If possible, look at different doors and choose the one with the least amount of rust and corrosion. Any rusted spots should be repaired before you install the new door.
Hinges Need Attention
You’ll need to pay special attention to hinges when working with car door replacements. Unlike hinges on interior doors, car door hinges can be complicated. Correct installation allows the door to swing freely without damaging the body, and allows all power locks and windows to work correctly.
You may need to do some adjusting on the hinges so that the door latches properly.
Match Power Equipment
For the easiest car door replacement, you should match the power options on the replacement door with those on the old door. This will allow for a smooth installation and require the fewest adjustments and “making do” kinds of changes.