Don’t Look Back In Anger – Do A Double Take In Your Wing Mirrors
Going back to the days of unpaved roads with a single lane in either direction, drivers had to have their wits about them for traffic coming from their side and directly behind them, so a rear-view mirror was incorporated to give an overall observation of the area around them.
However, the Construction and Use Regulations 1986 states that all vehicles must possess at least two mirrors unless they were first used before the 1st of August 1978. Wing mirrors (as well as rear-view mirrors), reflect the importance of driver safety through enabling a motorist to see areas outside of their peripheral vision (or known as the ‘blind spot’). The curved wing mirror glass is convex, which allows a nifty field of view from the driver’s eye to the passenger side mirror, through its bulging nature towards the light source.
With the winter weather nipping its way onto our roads, extra care will need to be taken when adventuring into the artic conditions. Wing mirrors can easily be broken from slip sliding on the icy surface, and a broken driver’s side mirror will fail an MOT inspection.
At Ultimate Styling we experience a 15% – 20% increase in the sale of wing mirrors during the icy winter months – so be prepared this chilly season. Before setting out into the wilderness, make sure your wing mirrors are clean and free of any ice or snow, and are adjusted so can be use utilised to their optimum potential. However, if the worst should happen, and you return home from a successful Christmas shop but have left your wing mirror/s on the high street, we can supply you with replacements. Here at Ultimate Styling, we supply original manufacturer quality replacement Wing Mirrors / Door Mirrors, Wing Mirror Glass, Wing Mirror Covers and Wing Mirror Indicators for your car”