Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.
One of the important components, which is closely related to ride comfort, is the power window. Thanks to this simple detail, the side windows in the vehicle are lowered and raised. With frequent use of power windows, malfunctions may occur. The easiest way is to replace the assembly assembly; most motorists cope with this work on their own. The domestic market offers a wide range of power windows. Our experts will help you choose a node with the best price-quality ratio.
Criterias of choice
Basic types. All windows are usually divided into two groups according to the type of drive.
- Mechanical models are driven by a special handle installed in the door. By rotating it, the driver and passengers can set the glass in a convenient position for them. The mechanics are good in that they do not depend on the position of the key in the ignition lock.
- Electric windows are driven by a motor mounted in the door. By pressing the button, the glass is set in motion, and when the button is released, it stops. The only drawback of power windows is the dependence on the current in the on-board network. In addition, in many cars, you have to turn on the ignition with the engine off to open or close a window.
Design features. There are several popular window regulator designs.
- Cable models are available with one or two guides. The transmission of torque from the handle or motor to the glass is transmitted using a steel cable. The direction of movement is set by rollers fixed inside the door. Such designs are simple, maintainable and inexpensive to maintain.
- Lever or scissor mechanisms have an X-shaped connection. The position of the glass changes with a change in the angle in the lever. The lever mechanism is reliable and durable. But the cost of scissor windows is very high.
- Cable designs are simple. The glass opens under its own weight, and the lifting occurs due to the winding of the cable.
Window regulator selection. Each manufacturer prefers a certain design, equipping its cars with both mechanical and electric windows (depending on the configuration). However, this does not mean that in the event of a breakdown, it is required to install exactly such a unit. Instead of mechanics, you can easily install an electric window regulator by choosing any design. There are also universal models on sale (suitable for most cars), but it is best to install them in a specialized auto repair shop. It is best to start your search with the VIN-code or with the technical parameters of the car. And then you can pick up an analogue that suits its characteristics and price.
We have selected 6 best window regulator manufacturers for our review. All of them sell their products on the Russian market. When allocating seats, the editorial board of the journal took into account the opinion of the expert community and the feedback from domestic users.
Rating of the best window regulator manufacturers
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Electric lifts Forward are an example of cooperation between two companies. Glazovsky Metalware Plant LLC merged with Technical Systems LLC, which gave a new impetus to the development of enterprises. New models of power windows for domestic and foreign cars have appeared in the model range. Experts note high-tech production, strict quality control, use of modern materials. The catalog contains products for most of the popular machines. The manufacturer managed to achieve excellent quality of its products at an affordable price. The brand becomes the winner in our review.
Users are satisfied with the accuracy of the assembly of the windows, they are easy to install and do not require adjustment. The mechanism is quiet and fast.
- high quality;
- quiet work;
- affordable price;
- fast lifting and lowering.
- not detected.
The Danish company JP Group has been operating in the auto parts market since 1976. It is the official supplier of parts for the VW conveyor. Automotive components are supplied to 70 countries of the world, some of the products are manufactured at our own factories, and the company also works as a packer. The brand's catalog includes products such as power windows, shock absorbers, mufflers, control units and much more. Experts believe that the best quality parts will be made in Denmark and Germany. Unfortunately, parts from China are most often supplied to the Russian market. Therefore, power windows do not always last long.
Many motorists have appreciated the quality of JP Group products. In the reviews, some users praise the parts, others are unhappy with the short service life.
- high quality parts from Denmark and Germany;
- affordable price.
- unstable quality of products from China.
Simple and reliable power windows are produced by the Russian company Granat. The products are distinguished by an affordable price, which pleases domestic motorists. The manufacturer's assortment includes both universal cable models and power windows for Russian and foreign cars. The experts praised the brand for its complete set, the package contains everything you need to install the unit. At the time of its foundation (1998), Garnet was a design bureau that was engaged in the development of window-lifting mechanisms. Today the enterprise boasts a full production cycle, from model development to packaging.
Domestic motorists have positive reviews for Pomegranate products. The mechanisms are fast, but noisy.
- good quality;
- own developments;
- fast mechanism.
- noisy work.
The Polish company Polcar began its activity in a small rented apartment in Warsaw with an area of 44 sq. m. And as a warehouse, the Senkovsky couple used the bathroom. It was 1986. Within 10 years the company had its own warehouse with an area of 4000 sq. m. Today the size of all logistics centers has reached 110,000 square meters. m. A Polish company buys spare parts at manufacturing plants, requiring them to consistently high quality parts. All spare parts are supplied in original packaging, which distinguishes Poles from other packing companies. Experts point out the complete independence of the company, it operates at the expense of its own capital.
Russian users liked the products under the Polcar brand. The parts are well packed and the window lifters are well oiled.
- affordable prices;
- good quality;
- reliable packaging;
- rich assortment.
- no own production.
The Italian company Spal was founded in 1959 by two entrepreneurs Terzino Spaggiari and Alberto Alberti. The first letters of the names became the name of the new company. Initially, the company specialized in the production of plastic parts, but in 1970 there was a reorientation to electrical components for cars. Celebrating its 60th anniversary, the brand plans to expand its production area to 180,000 square meters by 2020. m. Experts included the brand in our review for its excellent quality and the absence of counterfeits on the Russian market.
So far, few users have managed to appreciate the products of the Spal company. Motorists note the thought-out designs, ease of installation and trouble-free operation of the power windows.
- great quality;
- thoughtful designs;
- easy installation;
- poor assortment;
- difficult to purchase in stores in Russia.
The entire model range of domestic cars is covered by the KATRAN company. In the manufacturer's catalog, you can find power windows for cars, as well as products for freight transport (ZIL, GAZ, UAZ, KAMAZ). Experts note the simplicity and reliability of auto parts of a domestic company, users usually do not experience problems with installation and connection. The advantages include a 2-year manufacturer's warranty. The brand closes the TOP-6 of our review, since it cannot yet boast of a rich assortment. And on the packaging of the power windows should be worked on.
Users have no particular complaints about the KATRAN power windows. With their help, it is possible to increase the ride comfort in trucks. The affordable price of the products also deserves praise.
- good quality;
- easy installation.
- poor assortment;
- primitive packaging.
Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.