When driving, you will want to have the best visibility possible. By having this, it can help improve the safety when you drive. Part of making sure you have good visibility is to check the mirrors on the vehicle. This also includes the side mirrors and rear view mirror in your vehicle. Repairing your mirrors is a simple task and can be done yourself if you have the right tools and equipment needed. If you do not feel comfortable changing them yourself, then you can always bring the vehicle in and we can repair them for you. If there is a crack or divot in the mirror, it should be replaced. This is because the damage could match with something that you need to see. It could impair your visibility to see an object or person in the road. Having mirrors in the best condition possible can help improve the safety when you drive.

Check the Rear View Mirror

car-maintenance-1Although the rear view mirror is hanging securely to the inside of your windshield, over time the hold can begin to worsen and cause the mirror to fall off completely. This can be an issue because you will not be able to see what is behind you when you drive or back up. Before replacing the mirror make sure the windshield is clean. This will help the glue to stick effectively to the windshield and the mirror. Apply the adhesive and place the mirror in the marked spot. After it is dried completely then the mirror should be functional. Driving without a rearview mirror is dangerous, as you cannot fully see what is going on behind you. If you do experience problems with your mirror get it fixed as soon as possible.

Inspect the Side Mirrors on the vehicle

Repairing a broken mirror can be done more easily than you realize. When replacing new side mirrors, do not forget to watch for the wires that are connected to the inside control panel of the vehicle that adjust the angle of the mirror. However, some older cars do not have this feature, but it is best to know if you do or not before you snap any of the wiring. The mirror is usually held in place by bolts and after the bolts are removed then the mirror should easily slide off. It is dangerous to drive without your side mirrors just as much as it not smart to drive with your rear view mirror.

How to care for Heated Mirrors

Most heated mirrors attach to the electric elements that control the rear defroster in the vehicle. When the defroster is turned on, the heating elements in the mirrors activate. Heated mirrors are a nice addition to have on the vehicle. They assist in keeping ice and fog off the side view mirrors, allowing you to drive at ease. Heated mirrors on vehicles keep free from fog and ice the same way that the defroster keeps the windshield clear. Also make sure that they are mounted correctly. If a bolt is loose, make sure to bring the vehicle in so we can fix the issue before it becomes worse.