GMC Sierra 2500 HD Mirror
How to Maintain the GMC Sierra 2500 HD Mirror: Some Key Tips
The side and rear view mirrors are often the last things that come to mind for GMC Sierra 2500 HD owners when making their maintenance checklist. And while, admittedly, GMC Sierra 2500 HD mirrors are designed to operate without the need for frequent maintenance, a bit of care every now and then can go a long way in prolonging their service lives. Rear view mirrors, in particular, are vulnerable to the elements while on the road, and will succumb to wear and damage fairly quick if not given basic maintenance.
Maintaining the various mirrors in your GMC Sierra 2500 HD is not that hard, and will only take several minutes to an hour of your time to accomplish. In this guide, we'll share some simple yet effective tips you can use to maintain your truck's mirrors:
- Clean the mirror using glass cleaner.
Mirrors covered in dirt, hard water stains, and bug spatter are not only unsightly to look at but might also hasten the deterioration of the mirror's reflective backing, especially around the edges. Spraying the mirror glass with glass cleaner should be able to remove most stains, although we recommend using an old newspaper to wipe the mirror dry as they leave no residual marks on the mirror surface. For stubborn stains like hard water spots, however, you will need to use vinegar mixed with water; do not use any chemicals stronger than this as it might damage the mirror itself.
- Check for cracks.
Cracks on the mirror can be caused by a variety of factors, ranging from sudden temperature changes to your typical parking mishap. But whatever the reason may be, cracks on the mirror surface must be dealt with accordingly. Minor hairline cracks on the mirror, for instance, may only warrant the replacement of the mirror glass, although more severe damage that extends to the housing assembly or results in the malfunction of the mirror's electronic functions would entail the replacement several or all of the components that make up the mirror assembly.
- Wrap the side view mirrors in plastic when parking overnight during winter.
This will prevent frost from forming on the surface of the mirror, saving you time defrosting the mirror every morning as well as preventing the glass from cracking due to sudden changes in temperature. Make sure that the plastic bags cover the entire mirror and are tied tightly.