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If you want to buy a new car, you must check every parts of the car, includes the important one, the safety feature. One of safety features that is really important is the rear view mirror. However, if you buy a used car, you might need replacement rear view mirror. It should be done, whether the old one is broken or you might want to replace it with the newest and updated model. This mirror should be in great condition to provide you the best safety feature. However, you have to know how to replace the old mirror with the new one in order not to give any flaws on the car’s windshield.
Replacement Rear View Mirror
To replace the rear view mirror, you must remove the old one. Actually, every manufacturer has different way of attaching the mirror on the windshield. If your car is GM vehicles you can utilize the screwdriver to loosen the small screw that is used to mount the mirror. To remove it, you should lift it up gently until you can free it from the windshield. Then, for the foreign vehicles, you have to turn the mirror for a quarter turn first, and slide up the bracket’s bottom and remove the posts. If the old mirror has been removed, you can go on next step of replacement rear view mirror.
The next step is absolutely to install the new rear view mirror on the windshield. There are three ways you can do to install it, according the way of your vehicle’s manufacturer in attaching it. First is to use adhesive. It is better to do replacement rear view mirror when the day’s temperature is not too hot to make the glue perfectly set up. You can cover the mirror’s backside with glue and then press it to make it completely attached on the windshield.
The second way is to install the mirror with a screw. You have to find a new model with the screw hole that is fit to the old one, so it can be attached perfectly. Besides, you also need to notice that you should not over tightening the screw because it might crack the windshield. The last is to install pivot base rear view mirror. If your car use this kind of mirror, it is better to buy the new version from the same brand, because it will be hard to find the mirror base in same shape. There are some replacement rear view mirror ways you can do, if you want to upgrade the safety and design look.