Side View Mirror
Linus Auto Glass offers full service side view mirror replacement. We can also provide just the mirror lenses or full mirror body – depending on damage done (vandalism/stolen)
Today side view mirrors are full of options: heated, turn signals, puddle lights and blind spot sensors. We can have mirror’s body painted (outsourced) if necessary.
You come out of the store and find the side mirror on your car is broken. This unfortunate situation is familiar to many. We need side mirrors for safe driving; what are the repair options and cost? The first question is which part is broken? The side mirror consists of several parts:
the base (mirror assembly), mirror glass, cover and the turn signal (if equipped). For certain cars, the part might be available only as one complete piece. In some cases the cover is sold already painted, in others it comes black and might need to be painted separately.
Is the side mirror covered by the warranty?
Yes, but the factory warranty only covers manufacturing defects and not accidental damage, scrapes or vandalism.
What are the less expensive repair options? Depending on your coverage and cause of damage, the side mirror might be covered by your insurance. Another option is to replace the mirror with an aftermarket or used part; both will be cheaper than going to car dealer.
Linus Auto Glass offers both the highest quality new original equipment as well as aftermarket mirrors. Used side view mirrors are also offered when available/appropriate for installation to save you more money.
Meanwhile, if your broken mirror is hanging by the wires, it’s a good idea to secure it temporarily so it won’t cause a safety hazard if separated or damage the wires or paint.
How easy is it to replace a side mirror? If the side mirror is attached to the small triangle in front of the glass, by the A-pillar, it’s usually easier to replace, see this photo. Often it’s just three little bolts covered by a little plastic cover plus one electrical connector. Replacing the mirror that is attached to the side of the door takes more work, as the door cover and other parts will have to be removed.
Can I just replace the glass on my side view mirror? Yes, if all the other parts are not damaged, the side view mirror glass can be replaced separately.