The Chevrolet K20 pickup windshield weatherstrip is necessary in any kind of vehicle so people are protected from the possible harmful effects of the varying climate. Vehicle owners are advised to weatherstrip their windows, doors, and windshield so they won't be affected and hassled by rain showers, extreme sunlight, and even the snow. Sometimes, though, there are factors that contribute to weatherstrip damages and cause it to get torn easily. Here are some of the common manifestations of weatherstrip problems you might want to know about:
Drippings on the truck
Whether it is on the windshield, on the windows, or the doors, when you notice water drippings on your Chevrolet truck during a rainy day, it only means one thing-the weatherstrip is damaged. You can check if the windshield weatherstrip of your truck can still be fixed or if you have to redo it all over again. In order to do this, simply frisk and inspect the areas that are closest to the windshield, particularly the headliner, the dashboard, and the steering wheel. There may not be a lot of electrical parts and wirings close to the windshield, but it's still better to make sure that nothing gets wet every time it rains.
Another common problem brought by a deteriorated Chevrolet K20 pickup windshield weatherstrip is warm temperature inside the truck. If you are so sure that the truck's air conditioning system is in good working condition and all the windows and doors are tightly shut, then a warm temperature inside the truck could be caused by a defect on the weatherstrip. But before coming up with conclusions, make sure that the heat is not caused by an overheating engine. Look for holes on the weatherstrip that may be causing the damage by sprinkling water on the wirings under the hood.
Over time, the weatherstrip is bound to become loose and start to get removed from the sides of the windshield. This may be because the sticky material and coating of the strip could no longer hold it in place or it may be because the inner lining of the weatherstrip often gets wet. A wet windshield weatherstrip may be caused by holes on the edges and along the lines of the rubber material. Water may seep through when you drive under the rain, when you squirt washer on the windshield, or when you wash the truck. Spot tiny holes on the weatherstrip of your Chevrolet K20 by pulling the entire material from the windshield. If you think it can still work for your truck, attach it again. Otherwise, get a new one for better protection.