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How to Buy a Good Quality Door Mirror

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Side-view door mirrors are vulnerable to a wide variety of damaging events, such as side-swiping other vehicles, hitting a mailbox, even accidentally catching the side of the garage door frame as you’re backing out. Whatever the problem with your mirror, luckily this is an affordable and simple problem to remedy.

Door mirrors come in many different styles and functions, so you want to look for one that will fit your vehicle properly and be durable and functional, for a price that doesn’t break the bank. It’s imperative that this part is optimally designed and of good quality construction, because it’s a vital element of your car’s safety systems. Side door mirrors allow you to see behind and to the side of your car which is especially important when changing lanes. You don’t want an inferior part when it comes to your and your family’s safety.

When selecting a new mirror, here are a few tips to make sure you’re getting a good quality door mirror:

  • Decide between OEM and aftermarket: There are quite a few acceptable aftermarket mirrors available but do your research and verify that you’re buying from a reputable company with a proven history of parts that fit correctly and hold up to the test of time.

  • Determine exactly which features your car can support: Some mirrors are powered, and have extra functions like folding, heat, memory, or dimming. You may be able to replace your door mirror with one that has more features but you’ll have to research your vehicle to be sure it has the right connections inside the door panel to make these features work.

  • Be sure you’re getting the correct side: The left and right side mirrors are different and cannot be swapped. The left side typically has flat glass, while the right mirror has convex glass in order to maximize the width of the view.

  • Shop around for the best warranty: The last thing you want is to put the money out for a new door mirror only to have it fall apart or malfunction. If you have the mirror installed by a pro, the shop may also offer a warranty on the parts and/or work.

  • Pick it up and feel it: This may seem elementary but the old-fashioned feel test can still be the most reliable. If it feels cheap and flimsy rather than durable and strong, it probably is.

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Peter

24 years of experience
338 reviews
Peter
24 years of experience
Nissan Sentra - Door Mirror Replacement (Passenger Side) - Canoga Park, California
Peter was good and efficient completing the job. I would have him work on my car anytime. Thank you Peter.
Toyota Prius - Door Mirror Replacement (Driver Side) - Winnetka, California
Peter was on time, polite and a complete professional. He broke down, replaced and reassembled my drivers side door in a short amount off time and it looked like new! I'm very happy with all of the services he provided for my car. Thank you!!

Joaquin

4 years of experience
161 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
633 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

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