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Rear-view mirrors provide the driver with information about what is happening behind the car. This ensures safe driving. Modern cars have one inside and two side mirrors.

Types of rear-view mirrors

By location: 

- Outside;

- Inner.

By shape geometry:

- Panoramic;

- Flat.

By method of adjustment:

- manual;

- electrically operated.

By additional characteristics:

- glare reduction;

- enhanced brightness.

Rear-view mirror structure

This element is a mirror glass in a housing mounted on the body or in car interior. The adjustment of the viewing angle of the side mirrors is made possible by the use of a hinged mechanism and allows the mirrors to be optimally adjusted to each driver. The mirrors can be adjusted manually or by an electric actuator.

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Operating tips for rear-view mirrors

- We recommend to close the side mirrors when the car is on a parking space. This will help to preserve the glass.

- Make sure that the mirrors are set correctly before start driving. Adjusting them during driving can distract you from controlling the vehicle.

- It is important to remember that objects in the right-hand mirror appear closer than they are.

- If there is no damage, these parts do not have a set shelf life.

Rear-view mirror faults

- damage to or obscuring of the glass;

- failure of the articulated adjustment mechanism;

- failure of the electric actuator or heating;

- breakage of adjustment cables.

Signs indicating rear-view mirror failure

- the position of the mirrors does not change during adjustment;

- the electric actuator is slow;

- extraneous noises in the body of the part during driving;

- impaired visibility.

Causes of rear-view mirror failures

- temperature effects;

- burnout of the system fuse;

- short-circuiting of wires;

- mechanical damage.

Repair and replacement of rear-view mirrors

The mirror adjustment and heating mechanism is quite difficult. It is not recommended to carry out repairs on your own without knowledge and experience in this field, especially if there are electrical wiring elements in the structure. In this case, it is advisable to seek professional advice. Replacement of the part is necessary in case of critical damage.

How to order rear-view mirrors?

Choosing the rear-view mirrors on partecha.com is easy and convenient. If you know the exact model of your car, you can do this by using the search forms to select the manufacturer, model and modification. And if you need any help or want to enquire about certain products, our consultants are always ready to consult you.