Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls
  1. Home
  2. Articles
  3. Is There a Way to Reduce Glare From Car Mirrors?

Is There a Way to Reduce Glare From Car Mirrors?

Headlight glare

We’ve all experienced it before. You’re driving along minding your own business when someone gets behind you. You know they’re not driving with their high beams on, but it seems like they’re glaring right in your eyes from your car mirrors. This can happen with both the car side mirror, as well as the car interior mirror (rearview). Is there any way to get rid of that glare? There are a few solutions to this problem.

Adjust your side mirrors

The first thing you can try is to adjust your side mirrors. Your side view mirrors should be adjusted so that you can’t see the sides of your own vehicle. This ensures that they’re angled enough to show you vehicles to the side, and it also cuts down on the number of times glare from other cars’ headlights will blind you.

Adjust your rearview mirror

For glare coming from your rearview mirror, the solution is as simple as flipping it from day driving mode to night mode. On manual models, there’s a switch at the bottom that changes the angle of the reflective backing inside the housing. Powered models have a button that does the same thing. By adjusting this backing, the angle of the reflection is changed, meaning that everything becomes dimmer. You’ll still be able to see behind, you, but won’t have to worry about the glare.

Aftermarket options

In addition to adjusting your car mirrors, you can also check out a range of different aftermarket products. There are films designed to be applied to your side view mirrors which can reduce glare (they can be tricky to apply, though, so be careful when going this route).

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
Icon-warranty_badge-02

Skip the repair shop, our top-rated mechanics come to you.

At your home or office

Choose from 600+ repair, maintenance & diagnostic services. Our top-rated mechanics bring all parts & tools to your location.

Fair & transparent pricing

See labor & parts costs upfront, so you can book with confidence.

12-month, 12,000-mile warranty

Our services are backed by a 12-month, 12,000-mile warranty for your peace of mind.

Get A Quote

Need Help With Your Car?

Our certified mobile mechanics make house calls in over 2,000 U.S. cities. Fast, free online quotes for your car repair.

GET A QUOTE

More related articles

Insurance Requirements for Car Registration in Kentucky
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet requires that all drivers in Kentucky carry liability automotive insurance, or “financial responsibility” in order to operate a vehicle legally and maintain vehicle...
Veteran and Military Driver Laws and Benefits in Idaho
The state of Idaho offers a number of benefits and perks for those Americans who have either served in an Armed Forces branch in the...
Auto Safety Tips
Driving is more than a way to get from point A to point B. Owning and driving a car can also be a highly enjoyable experience. Whether a person is driving...

Related questions

Q: My gas cap light keeps coming on. It won't click when I turn it, so I bought a new cap. New cap won't click closed either. What co

If you need a gas cap, especially if you are trying to resolve what you believe might be a cap related fault, use an OEM (dealer supplied) cap. Using a genuine OEM cap of the design supplied when the car...

Q: How do I set my automatic rearview mirror?

If your Accord has an automatic mirror, you can set it to automatically adjust depending on the amount of light that hits it. It’s an electrochromatic mirror, and is self-adjusting. If you look at the bottom edge of the mirror,...

Q: Engine temp gauge rises quickly

This can be caused by a number of things such as low coolant levels, a faulty thermostat, or a failing coolant fan switch. As you may know the coolant fan switch helps to maintain the proper coolant temperature by turning...