Mirrors take a beating around Buffalo and there’s a variety of reasons.
- snow plows
- street parking (ever had your car clipped??)
- and….sometimes we hit stuff (take a look at all the pretty colors on the wall at the next drive-up ATM you go to….those colors came off of mirrors & bumpers)
So, your mirror gets cracked, broken…or ripped right off! Whenever I’m called out to do a mirror replacement, people are often fascinated by the process. They want to watch.
Recently, I was called about a 2009 Lexus RX350 with a broken mirror and a rapidly expiring NYS Inspection (yes…you need your mirrors for that). Beautiful truck – busted mirror. I thought it would be a good opportunity to show everyone the work that goes into replacing a mirror! Granted, cars are assembled differently but this gives you a sense of what happens.
* Oh yeah, if you’re using this as a DIY, be VERY careful you don’t scratch-up your interior or break any trim pieces…The parts for this truck were marked “Toyota” but were definitely priced “Lexus”.
Now, simply take your new mirror out of the box and reverse the entire process!
Like I said before, not every car is assembled (or disassembled) the same way. Some are easier, some are more complex. I hope this sheds some light on what’s involved.
Got a broken mirror? Drop me a line using the handy Order Form – I’m happy to help!