How can I extend the life of car switches?
The only sure way to extend the life of your car switches is to not use them. This is not exactly practical, but there certainly won’t be any wear factor to take into consideration for the window switch life. However, a practical thing you can do is to not use excessive force when operating the switch. This doesn’t mean using a totally light, slow touch, but an efficient amount of pressure when turning or pressing the switch. Switches in the interior of the car don’t like liquids, so be careful when you put that extra-large latte in the cupholder in the center console that also may have the window controls. Also, like anything else in the interior of the car, heat can have a detrimental effect over time on switches, especially the ones that may have a lubricant. Try to park in the shade whenever practical to try to keep the car interior as cool as possible.
Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.
Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing