Couple Web Questionsby Sueann Blackwell-Merrillville Auto Glass & Trim on 07/09/12
Should a convertible top be stored down?
No. Convertible tops should be closed - If left down wear and tear can show on the sides plus they will shrink if left down for long periods of time- you may not be able to get them closed.
My convertible top has shrunk! The material on my backgass is peeling away?
Unfortunately once a convertible to has shrunk - there is now way to get it back to new position. Once the stitching has come undone or your rear window starts to delaminate it is time for a replacement. Tops are not made to last forever. With weather, sun, rain it all takes its tole on your convertible top. You can extend the life of your top by putting the right protectors on you top. But on average you will be looking to replace a top every 7 to 10 years on avg- and how it is taken care of.