Everything You Need To Know About Trailer Mirrors
In most situations, standard mirrors aren’t enough if you plan to tow a trailer. Oftentimes they already have blindspots that you need to be mindful of while you’re driving; these blindspots are even worse when you’re towing a trailer. In order to be safe, you need to be able to see the trailer you’re towing, which means getting bigger mirrors.
In this article, you’ll learn everything you need to know about trailer mirrors: how big they should be, how to properly maintain them, and more. We hope the information below helps you stay safe on the road.
How Big Should Trailer Mirrors Be?
In order to ensure that you’re able to see far enough behind you, the rule of thumb is that you should add another inch of width to your mirror for every ten feet that you need to see behind you. This includes both the length of the vehicle and the length of the trailer itself.
What Kinds of Tow Mirrors Can I Get?
Size is not the only distinguishing factor between the different tow mirrors available on the market. There are a number of features that can improve your experience on the road.
This includes turning signal displays, heated glass, auto dim, and telescoping tow mirrors. Since these features cost more, you’ll want to research each of them to determine whether or not they’re worth getting given your situation.
There are situations where you may not be able to squeeze into a space because of the width of your mirrors. If you’re worried about this, you should invest in power folding mirrors, which offer more flexibility regarding the width of your mirrors.
Trailer Mirror Maintenance
As with all other vehicle mirrors, you want to make sure to regularly clean your trailer mirrors before going out on the road. As well, you’ll want to ensure that your mirrors are positioned so that you can properly see the road.
This is relatively simple on the left side of your vehicle, since you can adjust the mirror until you’re able to see clearly behind you. To adjust the passenger-side mirror, you’ll want to have someone adjusting the mirror while you sit in the driver’s seat. This way, you can ensure that the mirror is properly positioned for your perspective from the driver’s seat.
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This makes sense, when you think about it: over time, all the trailers that we have on our property mean we’re also going to have a collection of parts. Have any questions about our dealership? Please reach out to us by calling (870) 330-9133, emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or filling out our contact form.