Can you tell me how to remove my car antenna?

Sometimes I like to go through a drive-in car wash, but the last time I did my antenna was damaged. How do I remove a car antenna so this doesn’t happen again?

Matthew Macgugan · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Good question! No antenna means no tunes! Luckily, you can remove and repair the antenna yourself for under $20 and a quick trip to the auto parts store.
The most common type of antenna is pillar-mounted, which slides easily in and out of the holder. You can unscrew and pull out the old unit. Replacement antennae are easy to find at an auto parts store or with online retailers like Amazon. Once you have a new antenna, plug the cables for the new antenna into the existing cables in the mount.
While a broken antenna isn’t worth filing a claim over, you should still review your car insurance policy to make sure you have the best coverage for any eventuality. Use the number one rated car insurance app,
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