Toyota Sequoia Mirror
Important Maintenance Tips for Toyota Sequoia Mirror
The side and rearview mirrors of the Toyota Sequoia are often the most overlooked parts of the truck, but this does not diminish the fact that they play a key role in keeping you and your vehicle in one piece. In this guide, we'll share some key maintenance tips for Toyota Sequoia mirror.
- Cleaning remains no. 1.
Spraying and wiping the mirror glass with glass cleaner is still the best way to keep the mirror looking shiny and new. Simple household glass cleaner will do, although we recommend using old newspapers rather than cloth when wiping the glass surface as they tend to leave little or no streaks. Also, avoid letting the glass cleaner solution soak into the rest of the mirror assembly as ammonia found in such cleaners tends to damage the protective coating of the paint in your truck.
- Check for cracks and fix them accordingly.
Cracks remain the most common problem of car mirrors, and these can be caused by a variety of factors ranging from hitting solid objects to sudden changes in temperatures. And even the smallest hairline fracture across the mirror's surface will affect the way it reflects light - and images - so immediate replacement is often the best solution. In most cases, only the mirror glass will need replacing, but if the damage extends to the rest of the mirror assembly, replacing the entire mirror will be required.
- Don't forget the electronics as well.
Aside from cracks, you should also check if the mirror's electronic features, such as its LED turn signal indicators and defrosters are working properly. When starting up the truck for the day, take the time to activate on these features on your truck to see if they are functioning properly.
- Always retract the side mirrors when parking outside.
Although it can be a hassle closing and setting up the mirror every time you park, this will prevent the mirror from being snagged by adjacent vehicles or pedestrians.
- In winter, wrap the side mirrors with plastic bags when parking for the night.
This will prevent frost from building up on the mirror's surface, saving you time defrosting the mirror in the morning and lessening the chances of the mirror glass from cracking due to severe cold.