You have a broken side view mirror glass and it annoys you every time you check it to see if it’s safe to merge into traffic. What’s more aggravating is the dealer’s parts department of the make of your car says you can’t just buy the glass. You must buy the whole mirror assembly which costs anywhere from $100-$350. Ouch!
Good. Because replacement mirror glasses are available for virtually every make and model car and truck.
I am sure one is offered for your car. And they don’t cost a Bennie! Depending on the style mirror, it costs $15-$50, or $35- $85 installed. Chances are you can replace it yourself.
- The Mirror
- Safety glasses
- Protective gloves
- Putty knife
- Glass cleaner
- Paper towels
Allow yourself thirty minutes to an hour for the job. It won’t take long but give yourself some extra time so you won’t rush. Do it quicker and brag- to anyone who will listen- about how you did it quicker than the pro said it would take.
When you finish, look at yourself in the new mirror. Smiling? You should because you did a great job and saved some money too! Buy some gas with that extra money and go for an anxiety free drive because now you can see clearly what’s beside you.