Jeep Wrangler YJ Mirror
Three Ways to Help Extend the Service Life of Your Jeep Wrangler (YJ) Mirror
When changing the course of their drive, most drivers rely on their mirrors for safety. If they aren't able to check the situation around the vehicle, changing lanes, backing up, merging onto the highway, and/or coming into a halt can surely be disastrous. So if you want to protect yourself, your Jeep, and other pedestrians or off-roaders, make sure that your Jeep Wrangler (YJ) mirror set is always in good-working condition. Below are a few tips on how you can maintain your Wrangler's mirrors:
- Use the right mirror glass cleaner.
After off-roading, it is necessary that you clean the mirror glass of your Jeep Wrangler mirrors. Of course, it should be done along with a thorough car wash. If you aren't washing the car yet but you feel like cleaning the glass because dust and some airborne particles have made it fuzzy, then make sure you use the right mirror glass cleaner and tools. When selecting a cleaner, it's good to go for a spray-on type. Stay away from products that contain alcohol, ammonia, or any ingredient that can produce toxic smell. Besides health concerns of inhaling toxic fumes, you also have to think about the product's impact on the environment.
- Use several lint-free cloths when cleaning the mirror glass.
Whether you're washing the mirror or you're simply just wiping the dust off, make sure to use lint-free soft cloth to avoid scratching the glass. It's also wise to have several cloths—one cloth for wiping off the cleaner and the dirt and another one to buff the mirror surface to achieve residue-free shine. Have also another set of cloths for the other mirrors.
- Check the mounting bolts once in a while.
Spare some time to check the mirror's mounting bolts as they, too, may need some cleaning. Even if they are hidden, moisture can still find their way into these bolts and can cause corrosion. You will need a pry tool to take off the panel or trim concealing the bolts that secure the side mirrors in their respective places. If there's any kind of dirt, clean the area and the backside of the panel covering it.