Body auto parts: Rear view mirror
Rear-view mirror is situated so that the diver can see what is going on at side and behind the car without turning his head. It is problematically to turn the head when driving; it may lead to difficulties because it would be difficult to see the car movement. Moreover, it takes more time to turn the head then to look in the rear-view mirror. Due to it the driver also can watch peripheral traffic. That is why in each car should be at least one rear-view mirror at driver’s side. In accordance with instructions there should be one mirror at passenger’s side.
Of cause, cable traction of the rear-view mirror can tear out, especially in cars with mechanical drive gear. But usually the mirror should be replaced because it was damaged in the result of an accident or if it was broken. It is easy to damage the mirror because drivers incorrectly estimate the distance between cars. In majority of cases the first body’s part that is damaged is the rear-view mirror. In any case you need to replace the damaged mirror because it is dangerous to drive with one no operating rear-view mirror.
It is not difficult to replace the mirror. It is necessary to take off the door lining. Then the machine man can dissemble the old mirror. Mirror installation also won’t take a lot of time. Car owner needs more time to do this. Even an unprofessional will manage to replace the mirror. You will need to extra pay if it is necessary to lacquer the mirror. In our wide assortment you will find many other spare parts for you car: window raiser, brake pads, half axles, back lights, mudguard fenders, ignition coil, and distributors. Before you will buy parts in service centre at a high price, we recommend you to visit our Internet shop.
Outside mirror faults
Signs of Rear view mirror faults
Causes of Rear view mirror faults
It is possible to diagnose the rear view mirror on your own as it doesn’t require special skills or tools. Power mirror system check for faults should be entrusted to professionals. Complexity of diagnostics of the electric drive is in the separate testing of each contact.
There are no schedule recommendations for visual inspections of rear view mirrors therefore you can thoroughly examine the reflecting surface and power mirror system only when there are signs of failures.
Repair and replacement of rear view mirror
If the rear view mirror is equipped with additional functional elements, the complexity of the system increases. Therefore replacement or repair works are to be performed only by professionals. In case if any element of a mirror is damaged, it is easily replaced. However, we strongly recommend you to repair the wiring only at a service station.
Necessity of the rear view mirror complete replacement arises only in case of strong damages, for example, after road accidents. If only the case is damaged, there is no need in the complete replacement of the system (however it is necessary to install the same model).