Sunroof installation is a task that can be done either by yourself or by a professional. However, the latter alternative is recommended. This article will tell you more on how to go about installing sunroof on your car…
Have you ever thought of standing in the car and experiencing the feeling of gushing wind flow. Yes, this can be done with the help of sunroofs. In general terms, a sunroof is an opening on the roof of the car, which can be used for allowing light and/ or fresh air to enter the car interior. As you drive along the road, you will see many cars and vehicles with sunroofs. A sunroof is sometimes known as a moonroof, but there is a little difference between the two, pertaining to materials they are made out of.
Do-It-Yourself Sunroof Installation
Installing a sunroof all by yourself can be a very difficult and complicated task. Therefore, it is recommended to get the job done at a reputed car repair and modification facility. For doing the job yourself, you will need some tools such as the drill, soft hammer, hole punch equipment, vinyl cutter, measuring tapes, markers, pliers, screwdrivers, and many other things. You have to purchase a new sunroof kit. The next step would be to mark the position where the sunroof is to be installed. You would have to cut the markings on the headliner, and then install the sunroof as per the instructions.
Choosing and Purchasing a Sunroof
It is suggested to get the sunroof installation job done by a professional. But, before approaching a shop, you will have to determine the type of sunroof that would be appropriate for your automobile. There are several different types of sunroofs that differ in physical characteristics. These are namely pop-up sunroofs, top-mount sliding sunroofs, panoramic sunroofs, spoiler sunroofs, folding sunroofs, and many others.
Understand all the functions that each of these sunroofs offer, and determine if your want a basic vent manual model or a fully electronic one. You will also need to decide on the sunroof shades and if you would want accessories such as built-in lamps. When purchasing the sunroof, make sure that it has warranty. The sunroof installation job normally takes less than a day, and the job in some cars may even take less than two hours.
Sunroof Installation Cost
If you have decided to get the sunroof installed in your car from a professional dealership, you also have to think about how much would the overall cost be. If it is not a DIY task, you will have to spend on the product as well as the installation or labor costs. There are many factors that have an effect on the sunroof installation costs; such as the dealership, labor charges, type of product you use, etc.
The average cost of the complete installation is $1,000, but can vary according to specifications. If you choose to get a manually-operated sunroof installed, you have to pay less as compared to what you would need to pay for getting a fully electronic version of sunroof installed. The cost of electronically operated system installation can range from $1,000 to $2,000. Aftermarket sunroofs are easily available at your nearest store at around $300 to $1,000.
This was some general information on sunroof installation and the cost involved. It is suggested that you do not carry out the job all by yourself, to avoid major damages to your vehicle.