Nissan drivers often ask, "what is weather stripping on a car, anyway?" Put simply, it's a rubber and soft plastic slat, held in place by adhesive and a few screws, lining the edge of a car door and window. Straightforward, right? Not entirely. What weather stripping does is more important than you might think. It does two things for a Nissan. One, it helps keep dirt, moisture, and wind out of your cabin. It seals them out. Two, it helps you close your car doors more quietly.
When Should I Replace a Weather Strip?
Sooner or later, though, even an OEM weather strip can wear out. At that point, there's no other option than to replace it. Luckily, figuring out when to do that is easy. While you drive, listen for the signs. Can you hear air moving quickly through your doors or windows? That's one. Another is water stains. Even if they're on just your floor mats, they can suggest seepage. The best way is to look for where your weather strips might have failed -- wet channels, worn areas, brittle spots, or cracking.
How Do You Install New Weather Stripping on a Car?
It's easy. Just take out any screws, pull away the stripping, clean the adhesive off the channel, dry the area, and reapply fresh adhesive. Press a new weather strip gently into its channel, align it properly, press for a bit, and change any screws you need to. Then, you're done! Just be sure any piece you use is the same type and length as before.
Shop Genuine Nissan Weather Stripping Today
You'll want to go with factory Nissan weather stripping. It'll be designed to fit your model from the start, not to mention look better than aftermarket strips. You can buy all you need online from our auto parts store. Browse our selection and order today!
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