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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Jamahl

18 years of experience
827 reviews
Jamahl
18 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

Daniel

9 years of experience
69 reviews
Daniel
9 years of experience
Chevrolet Malibu - Door Mirror Replacement (Passenger Side) - Chicago, Illinois
Even though he was an hour late. He did apologize. I understand that things do happen. Over all he did a great job and I will recommend him to friends and family.
Toyota Matrix - Door Mirror Replacement (Driver Side) - Chicago, Illinois
I found him experienced, has detail knowledge of every part, calm. The best thing is he wants to complete his job as The Best Possible, not it’s okay, it should be fine kind of way. Great ethic to respect the customer. I want to see you again, Daniel. ..........Ram Subba

Tinashe

11 years of experience
260 reviews
Tinashe
11 years of experience
Ford Explorer - Door Mirror Replacement (Driver Side) - Atlanta, Georgia
Tinashe replace the driver side mirror on my wife's '08 Explorer. He did a great job, showed up on time and got it done on time and at the price quoted. I have already scheduled him again for some maintenance needed that he identified during his inspection. I am very happy to know Tinashe!

Chris

20 years of experience
1612 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Chevrolet Cobalt - Door Mirror Replacement (Driver Side) - Irvine, California
Chris did a great job installing my mirror. He also did a great job doing the inspection and gave me great advice.

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