Convertible Top FAQs

Q: My top only has a small rip, can't you just patch it?

A: While it is sometimes possible to patch a torn convertible top, it usually will need to be replaced. However, you should bring the vehicle in for us to evaluate the extent of damage to the convertible top.

Q: My convertible top is in very good shape, but the Rear window is broken, does everything need to be replaced?

A: On many vehicles the Convertible top and rear window are separate from one another and one or the other can sometimes be replaced individually. Give us a call or stop in with the vehicle for us to determine the type of top and window combination you have. But remember... we can't give you an estimate over the phone; you'll need to bring the car in.

Q: My top is not folding correctly, can you repair this?

A: We are also experienced in the motors and hydraulic system as well as Frame Repairs for convertible tops, bring the Car in for an evaluation.

Q: My convertible top is leaking during a rainstorm, can this be repaired?

A: While it is common to get a few "drips" of water in the car, if you are getting a lot of water in the car it could mean that the Weather-stripping may be deteriorated, torn or misaligned, here at Creative Auto Interiors, we are familiar with this problem and can usually repair the problem by either realigning the weather-stripping or replacing it.(back)

Q: What is the Warranty on my new convertible top?

A: Five years from the date of installation.

Q: How long will I have to be without my car?

A: Usually 1 – 2 days

Q: How long until I can put my new convertible soft-top down?

A: You should wait to put the top down for a period of 3 days for a vinyl top and 5 days for a canvas top, to allow the material to stretch out and "learn" its new shape of being installed on your vehicle.

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Types of Conv. Tops

 

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