Mirror. Mirror… in the Car. Types, Function and Adjustment

Mirror. Mirror… in the Car. Types, Function and Adjustment

One of an essential visual help for secure driving are the mirrors, a crucial safety device that determines your vehicle’s distance from the other automobile on the road. There are different types of mirrors (front view, rear view, and interior driver mirrors) it varies with its size, brand, and price, manual and electronic.

In addition, mirrors consider more than as car accessories it is a more vital car parts that produce a number of purposes that helps when you are making turns, backing up or navigating.

Understanding Car Mirrors and Its Function

Basically, car mirror’s function is to enable the driver to see the distance of the vehicles outside the peripheral vision. Hence, it is generally installed where it’s most advantageous to the driver. Check out the variety of mirrors below and its usage.

 

Driving mirror  

The driving mirror or the rear-view mirror is normally seen inside the car positioned above near the driver seat. It is attached to the top of the windshield equipped with a double-swivel frame to be able to be easily adjusted at your convenient. Rear-view mirrors not only allows the driver to observe activities inside the car but also to see a clearer view of the vehicle immediately behind thus proper installation is a prerequisite for safe and sound driving.

 

Side View Mirror

Side view mirror or the fender mirror is typically mounted on outside the car doors allowing the driver to see the coming vehicle on both sides. It is also referred to as wing or passenger-side mirrors which usually has a convex design to give a compact view rather than a flat view.

 

It has been said that it is quite essential to take a glance (at least every 5 seconds) at your car mirrors when you are driving but are you sure that it is well-adjusted? Try this few steps.

 

  • Get on the driver seat, see if you are comfortable of accessing the gear stick, brake pedal, and accelerator.
  • First, check your rear view mirror without moving your head or body
  • For side view mirrors, sit back in the driver seat and ensure that you can see the road behind you.

 

If you hardly see the road behind, in front and in the middle of your back windshield then it indicates that it needs adjustment, by doing so,

 

  • Adjust your indoor mirror until you clearly see approaching object at the back part of your vehicle
  • Gently adjust your side view mirror electronically or manually until you directly see a small sliver of the side of your car
  • Double check it, sit in the driver seat and glance every mirror if you view everything behind without hassle

 

Always remember that side mirrors play an important role in your car to prevent dangerous blind spots. Hence it is advisable that before you drive, follow these 3 guides:

 

  1. Adjust your seat and steering wheel at your convenient
  2. Fasten your seatbelts
  3.  Check indoor and outdoor mirrors and adjust if it is necessary

 

Does your car have broken or damage car mirrors? Don’t set it aside as this is often associated with bad luck. Visit us at New York Auto Salvage and Glass   or call, (718) 297 – 9797 for best advice.

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