When Do I Need Side Mirror Replacement?

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Here at McConnell Auto Glass, our team wants to help you stay safe on the road. When it comes to driving safely, your mirrors are some of the most important features of your vehicle, allowing you to view the other vehicles around you and see potential hazards in all directions. In this article, we’ll be focusing on your side mirrors, which you use to turn and merge safely. If a side mirror becomes damaged, you may not be sure whether repair is possible or whether you need to invest in a full side mirror replacement. To help you make that call, our team will be going over some ways to tell when you need side mirror replacement.

When Do I Need Side Mirror Replacement?

First, when we talk about side mirror replacement vs. repair, we aren’t just referring to the mirror itself, but also to the base, cover, and turn signal if your car has one there. If only the glass is damaged, then our team will most likely be able to repair your mirror (meaning the whole assembly) by swapping it out for new glass—repairing the system by replacing a single component. Another case in which repair might be practical is if the mirror (casing and all) has come loose, as we may be able to reattach it. On the other hand, if any of the electrical components have been damaged, such as the turn signal or control system, then a full side mirror replacement may be the most effective option.

Our team at McConnell Auto Glass makes your safety our number one priority. If your side mirror is damaged, we encourage you to call our team or bring your car in for a professional evaluation. We’ll give you our honest opinion on whether the damage is repairable or whether you need a full side mirror replacement, then implement the necessary solution so that you can get back on the road. Whenever you need help with your car’s windshield, windows, or mirrors, just call our team at McConnell Auto Glass.