Jeep mirrors have various designs. Some are designed for users that want to take their doors off and enjoy the open feeling and are hand-machined and finished from stainless and aircraft aluminum for ultimate corrosion protection. While other Jeep Mirrors are designed for users that want an aftermarket soft door or half door because it doesn't use the door hinge as a mount and can be removed with the twist of a knob leaving only a small mounting bracket when the doors are returned.
There are Jeep side view mirror kits that will allow you to add mirrors to the Jeep Wrangler. They are available in black or chrome finish. These kits will let you mount a mirror to the factory windshield hinges using existing holes and no drilling is required. They have a black finish that looks great on any vehicle. Even when you remove the doors of your Jeep Wrangler for example, you can use your factory mirrors and no drilling is required. These kits will relocate your mirrors so that you can remove your doors and still use your mirrors.
They bolt to the windshield hinges using existing holes. You can do this by using Jeep Mirror Relocation brackets, which attaches mirrors to windshield hinges using existing boltholes. Some of these are available in stainless steel or black finish. Add some more flare to you Jeep with some stainless mirrors. The stainless means that they won't rust and chip like chrome ones. Whether you need to replace a broken mirror, or want to upgrade to a different style, Jeep Mirrors will surely keep your Jeep in style.
Closer Look at Jeep Mirror
Your Jeep mirror is essential to safe driving, giving you a clear view of your surroundings as you drive without taking your attention away from the road ahead. Most vehicle models are equipped with a system of mirrors, generally three, working in cooperation to give you a view of the areas surrounding your vehicle. Mounted at the top and center of your vehicle's windshield, the rear view Jeep mirror gives you a view of the area directly behind your vehicle, allowing you to monitor the movements of the traffic to your rear. This adds a measure of safety as you slow to make a turn, ensuring that there is a safe distance between your vehicle and those behind to allow you to turn without mishap. The side view Jeep mirror, mounted on each of the front vehicle doors, allows a view of the areas to the side of the vehicle and behind, allowing you to see the lane adjacent to yours to make changing lanes safer. Used properly, the Jeep mirror system is one of the most efficient safety systems in your vehicle, helping to prevent many accidents on the busy roads and highways. If your Jeep mirror is cracked or broken, replacing it promptly is important to ensure a proper view of the road. The good condition of each Jeep mirror installed on your vehicle is necessary to meet the requirements of vehicle safety inspections in most areas. We carry a selection of quality replacements for your Jeep mirror in our online catalog at very affordable prices. Our secure site will make it safe and easy to order your Jeep mirror or our toll-free phone line is just as efficient, staffed with courteous customer assistants who will be happy to help you order your Jeep mirror.
Jeep Mirror Problems and Fixes
Aside from the paved road, you also take your Jeep to the rough road, tackling different types of terrain. The Jeep mirror is then exposed to the elements and is prone to impact damage. The mirror may get scratched and can get cloudy, making it difficult for you to see through the blind spots. The power mirror has also stopped working all of a sudden. We can present you with common fixes for these mirror problems. Here's a short guide to help you out:
The power mirror stops working.
From time to time, you find yourself adjusting the mirror to give you a better view of the side or rear. You adjust the power mirror through the switch. When the power mirror stops working, one of the things you have to check is the motor. If the motor is busted, the power mirror won't work at all. Yet, there are also times when you can hear the motor running but the mirror still won't move or can't be adjusted. You have to check the other parts or mechanisms in this case. Power mirror failure may also be caused by a faulty control switch or stripped gears. You have to check the electrical connection to trace the cause and may have to clean the electrical contacts. Repair can be done in some cases. But if the power mirror is severely damaged or already worn out because of age, it may also be replaced.
The mirror is cloudy/foggy.
If the heating element of the mirror breaks or fails, you should be looking for a replacement. For non-heated mirrors, the cloudy glass can be fixed using an anti-fog product or other similar solutions sold in car accessory shops. You can wipe this on to keep the mirror from fogging up. There are also homemade remedies that you can try. White vinegar can be sprayed over a cloudy mirror. Wipe this off using newspaper. This will leave you with a streak-free mirror. You can also use shaving cream. Buff the mirror until the cloudiness is gone and the smudge is removed. Use a lint-free cloth or rag for cleaning the mirror.
There are light scratches on the mirror.
Light scratches on the mirror can still be fixed. Before treating the scratches, you have to clean the mirror or glass first. Use a special glass cleaner or a mixture of ammonia and water. Wipe it clean and dry using a lint-free towel or cloth. A small amount of jewelers rouge or whitening toothpaste can be applied on the scratches. Buff the scratched area. When buffing out the scratches, be careful not to use too much force to avoid breaking the glass. Light scratches can be treated. However, deeper scratches can't be buffed out easily. You may have to replace the mirror.
If the glass of the mirror is broken, you have the option to just replace the glass to save some money. Still the best solution is to replace the whole mirror assembly. Get a mirror replacement that's matched to the vehicle model to get not just the right size but also the same set of features.