This is something that happens often – in older cars. You get in your vintage 1990s pride and joy and you look in the rear view mirror. What do you see? Part of the car roof is hanging down in your line of sight! Fortunately, this has nothing to do with the structural integrity of your ride.
The fabric that covers the roof is held on by glue. Of course, this glue is put on at the time of manufacture, and, like all glue, at some point the bond wears off. You can see a simplified version of this if you go through some old scrap books. Your great aunt attached a drawing you made as a kid with a glue stick, you open the scrap book to the page with your drawing on it, and the drawing just falls off! Same concept.
There isn’t much you can do about this, unless you want to spend a lot of money! A dealership will replace the entire headliner – foam backing and frame. However, if you can maybe cut a little hole in the part that is hanging down, you can use a glue gun to strategically put some glue in place, and voila! Might not be the greatest look, but hey, won’t cost ya much!
If you are experiencing any issues with the interior of your car, come in and see us. We can offer some practical tips, and get your oil changed in the process! If you live in Essex, Burlington, South Burlington, Colchester, Winooski, Williston, Shelburne and anywhere in the State of Vermont be sure to contact Handy’s Service Center for all your auto repair needs!