How Long Does a Door Mirror Last?

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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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Joaquin

4 years of experience
136 reviews
Joaquin
4 years of experience
Hyundai Elantra - Door Mirror Replacement (Passenger Side) - Irving, Texas
He is cool and experience mechanic who took care of my car. He replaced my broken passenger side mirror.
Ford F-150 - Door Mirror Replacement (Passenger Side) - Plano, Texas
Very courteous and responsive. Took care of a supply issue and communicated throughout the whole process!

Andrew

10 years of experience
607 reviews
Andrew
10 years of experience
Toyota Prius - Door Mirror Replacement (Passenger Side) - Kansas City, Missouri
Patient, works quickly, and is punctual. Andy is really good at what he does. I'm very satisfied with my service.
Mazda 3 - Door Mirror Replacement (Driver Side) - Kansas City, Missouri
This mechanic right here is the best won he did my tires and I appreciate everything he does and I want him to be be my mechanic for now on

Jamahl

19 years of experience
830 reviews
Jamahl
19 years of experience
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 - Door Mirror Replacement (Driver Side, Passenger Side) - Sorrento, Florida
Jamahl was early but did call first to make sure I was okay with that. We did chat, found out we were from the same area of another state. He was polite, personable and professional. I had a question 2 days later and he returned my call within minutes. A very good experience.
Volkswagen Jetta - Door Mirror Replacement (Passenger Side) - Apopka, Florida
Jamahl put in new mirror with no problem. He said VW has to reprogram system to get side lights on mirrors to work and warning system for backing up to work

Yoel

8 years of experience
135 reviews
Yoel
8 years of experience
Jeep Compass - Door Mirror Replacement (Driver Side) - Camden, New Jersey
I think i just found my new mechanic. Yoel arrived 10 mins early. He was very knowledgeable, honest and pleasant. I will be conducting more business with him in the furter. Thanks Your Mechanic!

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