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Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Towing Mirrors

Common Issues of Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Towing Mirrors

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 towing mirrors pretty much have the same function as all the other mirrors in your truck-to give you a better view of what's happening behind and beside the vehicle. The only difference, however, is that the towing mirrors assist you in getting near another vehicle rather than helping you stay away from it to prevent any kind of contact. Towing mirrors play an important role in bringing your truck to the right direction and towing another vehicle without causing any problems. So, any kind of defect on the mirror could severely affect your job and the truck's functionality. To help you assess the condition of your towing mirrors, here are some signs that the mirrors are defective:

Retracting issues

A fully functional towing mirror should be able to retract without any problem. Towing requires you to rely so much on the mirrors installed on one or both sides of your truck. Surely, there will be times when you would have to re-angle the mirrors so you can have a better perspective of the car or cargo you are hitching at the back. But if your mirrors have retracting problems, this can cause so much hassle for you. Retracting issues could make it impossible for you to put the mirrors at a certain angle that you prefer. If you notice this happening on any of your towing mirrors, have it checked immediately or, better yet, get a replacement right away.

Poor reflection

Since the towing mirrors are supposed to give you a clear and better view from behind your truck, reflection problems could take a toll on your job. Problematic towing mirrors usually give you a poor image of the situation behind the vehicle. According to experts, you should be able to see the entire length of your truck through the towing mirror in order to say that it is in the right angle. But, even if you see the truck's reflection entirely, the quality of the image also needs to be considered. Reflection problems are usually caused by moisture on the mirrors and bad cleaning habits, which can be easily addressed without spending so much money.

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  • Proper Ways to Take Care of Your Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Towing Mirrors 27 February 2013

    The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 towing mirrors help make it more convenient for you to hitch your truck to other vehicles or cargo without the need to get out of it. It provides you a better and wider perspective of the situation behind you by simply positioning them in the right angle. However, there comes a time when your towing mirrors get damaged due to various reasons. But there is no reason to worry as there are also several ways to prevent problems. Follow these simple steps and you can be sure to have your towing mirrors in perfect condition.


    Have a regular cleaning schedule.

    In order to provide you with a better vision of what is happening behind your truck, make sure that you are cleaning your towing mirrors on a regular basis. Just like all the other mirror assemblies in your truck, the towing mirrors also need to be attended to from time to time. And since they are exposed to dirt and varying weather conditions, they tend to acquire dust and other road particles that may accumulate over time. Allot a couple of minutes to get rid of dirt from your mirrors and keep them looking clear.


    Use the proper tools.

    In cleaning your towing mirrors, it is necessary to use only the proper set of tools such as a non-abrasive cloth or sponge and a cleaner. Make sure that you are using a cloth or sponge that will not scratch your mirrors as even the tiniest scratch can cause problems for you in the future. Also, there is no need to spend loads of cash on the 'best' cleaners as a regular soap can do the job for you.


    Remove moisture from the mirrors.

    Sometimes, moisture builds up on your truck's towing mirror. And when this happens, it affects your vision of the situation behind the vehicle. The image reflected on the mirror tends to get blurry and underexposed. In order to keep moisture from your mirrors, let them dry properly after every cleaning session. You can use a dry cloth to wipe them after rinsing the soap, or you can just leave them for a few minutes to air dry. Just do not, in any way, use a blower or steam dryer on the mirrors.