Frequently Asked Questions Ask APW
What are the advantages of upgrading the Ford Ranger mirrors to anti-glare mirrors?
Answer: When driving on a road with heavy traffic, headlight glare from trailing vehicles can impair the driver's vision of the road in front. It is an annoying distraction and is a factor that contributes to unsafe driving. The instinct of the driver is to put his hand up in front of him to shield his eyes from the sudden burst of light, which is very inconvenient, not to mention quite dangerous. To counter headlight glare on a mirror, anti-glare mirrors were invented. The mirrors automatically detect how bright the glare is and darken in proportion to its intensity. They go back to normal once the glare is no longer present to give the driver clear vision of trailing vehicles again. Anti-glare mirrors have both convenience and safety advantages.
Is there a way to set rearview and side mirrors to eliminate blind spots?
Answer: Yes, there is. Basically, what needs to happen is that the side mirror must not reflect too much of the side of the vehicle, and at the same time, the area behind the car that is reflected must be optimized. Along with these conditions, there should also be an overlap between the side and rearview mirrors. If minimal head movement is required to view the reflections on the side and rearview mirrors, then they are set to provide optimum reflection. Another indication that the process is a success is when part of a trailing car that is changing lanes is reflected both in the rearview and one of the side mirrors.
How can hardened water spots be removed from Ford Ranger mirrors?
Answer: Besides being difficult to remove, hardened water spots are also unsightly and hazardous. They accumulate on the mirror when the car is washed but not dried thoroughly, or from water from a sprinkler or even rain. A simple solution of water and vinegar should be applied and left on for five minutes. Rinse with water after the application, and that should do the trick. Baking soda should be used for persistent spots.