How do you fix weather stripping on a car window?

What's the best way to fix the weather stripping on my car window? I've noticed that it feels a bit drafty when I'm driving and I think the weather stripping might be responsible.

Answer
“Fixing weather stripping could mean popping it back into place or replacing it altogether. The solution depends on what’s wrong with it.
However, even if you’re driving through high winds, you shouldn’t feel a breeze or see moisture inside your car. So to this degree, the assumption that your weather stripping is bad is valid.
To fix it, first identify the problem:
  • If the weather stripping is torn, you may as well replace it. Damaged weather stripping may be covered by your car warranty. Read through your plan carefully or call your warranty provider to find out.
  • If the weather stripping is just out of place, you can usually fix it. Simply pull out the weather stripping and apply weather stripping adhesive. Then, pop it back into place and let it dry. This should solve the problem.
Now you can go on that road trip you’ve been wanting to take and only feel a breeze if you choose to roll down your windows. Before you leave, safeguard yourself from other car issues with a roadside assistance membership. Through Jerry‘s partnership with Urgently, you can drive with ultimate peace of mind for only $50 a year.”
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Eric Schad
Answered on Aug 27, 2021
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