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What You Need To Know When Ordering a Replacement Side Mirror

Calgary Side Mirror Replacements

While side mirrors might be small in size, they play an integral role in safety when driving a vehicle. Not only do they enhance the appearance of your car but they allow for greater visibility, helping you see in your blind spots and avoid potential accidents.

Because of the location and placement of side mirrors, they can easily become damaged or broken. If this does occur, it is important for your safety and the safety of other drivers that you promptly order a mirror replacement.

How do I know if I need a Mirror Replacement?

Reasons you may require a new mirror installation include:

  • Cracked or scratched glass
  • Damage to the mirror housing
  • Failure of mirror functions such as defrosting or power folding
  • Wear and tear from exposure to the elements

If you have a damaged or malfunctioning mirror, it is important to replace it as soon as possible because it can put the safety of you and other drivers at risk.

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Your Mirror Replacement Options


Your side mirrors are definitely more fragile than your windows, windshield or rear glass. So what happens if one is cracked or broken?

Here are your mirror replacement options:

  1. Only the glass is cracked/broken

Even if your side mirror glass is only cracked, it will obstruct your view and constitutes a safety hazard. However, in such a case, you can keep your original mirror housing and just replace the glass. While this can be a DIY project, we recommend bringing in your car for inspection as our professional auto glass repair team can ensure that your mirror installation is done quickly and correctly.

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  1. The mirror housing has been damaged


If your mirror assembly is badly damaged from a harder impact, then you will need a total mirror replacement. Because this is a much more complex situation than just broken glass, you should contact our auto glass repair team immediately.

At Diamond glass, we have a wide selection of power and manual power mirror assemblies, so no matter who the manufacturer of your vehicle is, we can find a side mirror to match it.

Your Side Mirror Buying Guide

When you are purchasing a side mirror, there are many options to choose from. The most important step is to find a mirror that fits your vehicle’s side mirror portal and design.

Other factors to take into consideration when you need a mirror replacement include:

  1. Type of side mirror

When installing a new side mirror, it is important to identify whether you require an electrical or manual component. While the manual mirror is more reliable, the electrical one is more convenient and can have special features such as heat, dim, electrical folding and a signal light.

  1. Which side needs replacement

When you are purchasing a new side mirror, you must know which side needs to be replaced: Left, right or both.

  1. Type of glass

The type of glass most often used in the manufacturing of side mirrors include flat, convex and tinted glass. In most cars, the flat glass is usually located on the driver’s side while the passenger’s mirror is fitted with convex glass.

Bring Your Vehicle In Today

If you need a mirror replacement or installation, don’t put it off any longer. Our auto glass team can assess the extent of the damage, give you a free quote on the repairs and let you know how long it will take to repair your vehicle to like-new condition.

Contact us at 403-568-7086.

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