Safety is your number one concern when driving and today's selection of Saturn mirrors bring you that safety as well as a look of modern elegance, sophistication and convenience. There are numerous different types of mirrors, and each one plays an important role.
Driving without car mirrors, especially the driver's side mirror is unsafe. Because we all know that car mirrors are important to every vehicle. Though less noticeable unlike other safety features like seatbelts and airbags, car mirrors are as important as them. It is also as important as your backlight and signal lights in providing safety not only to your passenger, but also for anyone behind your car. Because with car mirrors on your car, you can easily notice if someone is behind your car.
All vehicles should have three mirrors. There is no excuse at all for not having cars with two mirrors (a rear and left side mirror) but you really should have three mirrors. Most people don't understand the importance of a right-side mirror. Having no right-side mirror assumes no one will ever pass you on the right or that you will never have to move to the right. It is suggested that all the mirrors be adjustable from the driver's position. Because properly adjusted mirrors could give you the emergency time you need to avoid an accident. Keep in mind that well-adjusted mirrors will give you up-to-date information every few seconds.
There are great car mirrors that enable you to eliminate the blind spot in driving. A driver's blind spot is that corner of where your peripheral vision is cut off and your rear view mirror does not spread wide enough to see. It is a difficult area where the effort and time to leave your view of the road in front of you to turn your head and see what is there along side of you, can sometimes cause a dangerous or risky situation. A convex blind spot mirror will solve the delay and risk problem of having to take your eyes off the road, making changing lanes, passing and driving in general much safer. Another cool car mirror to add to your driving pleasure is an automatic dimming interior rear view mirror. They sense the light and reduce glare automatically.
There are a variety of sources from where you can purchase Saturn mirrors. You can surely find the basic Saturn side view mirrors and rear view mirror from any of these auto parts sources. For specialty Saturn mirrors, you can consult aftermarket and OEM auto parts shops.
Fixing a Damaged Saturn Mirror in 10 Quick Steps
Repairing a mirror highly depends on the severity of the damage. You may just replace the mirror glass without needing to change the mirror housing. However, for major accidents, you may have to replace the whole unit. Fixing a Saturn mirror is easy and can be done on your own.
Difficulty level: Easy
Things you'll need:
- Glass cleaner
- Lint-free cloth
- Safety glasses
- Protective gloves
Step 1:To repair a Saturn mirror, determine whether you have to replace just the mirror glass or the whole assembly. If you just need to change the mirror glass, start disposing the broken pieces of glass. Be careful not to break the glue bond or any glass glued to it. Just remove the loose pieces.
Step 2:Using the appropriate cleaning materials and products, clean the remaining glass to remove any dirt or grime that may weaken the bond with the adhesive for the new glass. Let the residual cleaner dry for a few minutes before continuing.
Step 3:Since the new Saturn mirror glass has a double-sided adhesive stuck at the back, you can immediately position the new glass so that it is at the center of the mirror housing. Make sure that the new glass has completely covered the old mirror and has even space all around it to allow the mirror to move freely. Press the new mirror to the old one firmly to activate the adhesive.
Step 4:With a bunched up paper or towel, wipe across the surface of the new glass to remove any dirt and streaks.
Step 5:In case you need to also repair or replace the mirror housing, you need to take off the trim panel from inside the door first. Keep in mind to do the repainting of the new housing while it is not yet installed. This way, it is easier to prepare, prime, and paint the mirror housing, as well as to avoid damaging the body of your Saturn.
Step 6:To start removing the old housing, find the hidden fasteners of the panel and mirror mount cover. Usually, the door panel is secured by screws and clips that are concealed under the armrest or behind the door latch lever. However, if your Saturn mirror does not have a remote adjustment, you do not need to take off the door panel, only the mirror mount cover has to be removed. This cover is typically just snapped in position or held by a screw.
Step 7:When the screws and clips of the door panel are taken out, carefully remove the panel and set aside. The rubber gasket trim of the window will come loose when the panel is removed.
Step 8:Next, detach the power connector, which regulates the movement of the mirror. Make sure to secure the connector to prevent it from slipping inside the door.
Step 9:With all the wirings and connectors disconnected, hold on to the housing while you loosen the screws. Dispose the old housing.
Step 10:Install the new mirror housing exactly the reverse way you removed the old one. Make sure to secure the connectors, screws, and clips properly. Test the mirror adjustment first before installing the trim.