How Long Does a Door Mirror Last?

Your vehicle comes equipped with all kinds of safety features meant to make life safer and easier for you, as well as those others on the road. One of those safety features is your door mirror. By using this mirror you'll be able to see to the sides and behind your vehicle. There is a door mirror located on the driver's and passenger's side.

It used to be that these mirrors were just optional, but now in the United States they are required by law. Both of the mirrors can be adjusted by the driver so that they are in the exact right position for each person. These door mirrors may just be a simple mirror, or they can be heated, power-adjusted, they can fold in out of the way when parking, and some even feature a turn signal repeater.

While there is no reason these mirrors can’t last the entire lifespan of your vehicle, the fact of the matter is that they are prone to damage. If they have electrical components in them, they are even more susceptible to wear and tear. Think about the many things that can go wrong with these mirrors: they can break off in a parking mishap or an accident, they can chip since they are glass, and as mentioned the electrical components can stop working such as the power-adjustable option. Unfortunately when these mirrors take damage, it’s a replacement that is needed. Repair isn’t an option.

Here are some ways to tell if your door mirror has reached its lifespan:

  • The door mirror has been ripped or broken off of the vehicle.

  • There is a visible crack in the mirror. This may also cause some of the glass to break off completely.

  • The mirror has become badly scratched or chipped making images appear distorted.

  • You are unable to move and adjust the mirror, so you can’t use it as it is meant to be used – as a safety feature.

When it comes to a door mirror that has reached the end of its lifespan, you’ll need to get it replaced immediately. Driving without a working door mirror is a safety risk, and is also illegal. If you’re experiencing any of the above mentioned symptoms and suspect your door mirror is in need of replacement, get a diagnostic or book a door mirror replacement service with a professional mechanic.


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Pardeep

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Honda Accord V6-3.0L - Door Mirror Replacement (Passenger Side) - Cupertino, California
He is a quick and experienced expert on repairing car. Hope from more his services understand him more. Thanks for his excellent work. Chung Wang
Honda Accord - Door Mirror Replacement (Passenger Side) - Fremont, California
Pardeep arrives on-time, professional, proud, and completed job quickly, and addressed my questions, made a suggestion that saved me unnecessary work & cost (reusing the shell of the old mirror so that I won't have to buy & paint the new unpainted one). He repeated installation to make sure the mirror seals better.

Mike

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Ford Focus L4-2.0L - Door Mirror Replacement (Driver Side, Passenger Side) - Monroe, Michigan
Very professional, on time, respectful of workspace, explained what he was doing. Answered questions about future service. Represents the company well.

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Hyundai Accent L4-1.6L - Door Mirror Replacement (Driver Side) - Tempe, Arizona
Greg was great. He was on time and after one look knew what had to be done. He completed the work quickly and my car looks great. I appreciate him reviewing the diagnostics and recommending ture rotation. Thank you

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Nissan Frontier V6-4.0L - Door Mirror Replacement (Passenger Side) - Land O' Lakes, Florida
Showed up early. Got right to work, had repair done in no time. Was an awesome experience. Will definitely use again.

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