Tips for Maintaining Your Sunroof

2022 GMC Acadia Sunroof | Concord, NH


Owning a vehicle with a sunroof can be a fun, easy way to let in some light and make the cabin feel bigger. Many GM models like the Chevrolet Equinox, Buick Enclave, and GMC Acadia are available with sunroof options. If you have a sunroof, there are a few maintenance steps you should take to make sure it stays in good condition and doesn’t start leaking.

Clear the Drains

As rain falls on your roof, it can pool around the edges of the sunroof. To help direct the water away from those edges, sunroofs are designed with small drains. Over time, these drains can get clogged with leaves, dirt, and other debris. About once a year, you should check these drains and clear them out using compressed air or a small wire. You should check and clean the opposite end of the drains, too, which is usually near the wheels.

Clean the Window

While a sunroof might seem like every other window on your Silverado 1500, it isn’t. It comes with moving parts, rubber gaskets, and other features that make it more complicated. To keep it looking good, you should clean your sunroof every time you clean your car. Consider using a cleaner that does not contain vinegar or ammonia as those chemicals may vaporize in warmer temperatures and you could breathe them in.

About once a year, you should also detail your sunroof:

  • Wipe down all the moving parts with a soft cloth
  • Open the sunroof and clean the perimeter of the gasket
  • Use a toothbrush to clean the tracks and slides

Lubricate Moving Parts

The moving parts on your sunroof should be oiled regularly to help keep everything moving smoothly. Make sure you use a heat-proof grease, like white lithium. Doing this annually can help you enjoy your sunroof for years to come.

For help with your sunroof and for all your maintenance needs, contact the service experts at Banks Autos in Concord, New Hampshire.