Frequently Asked Questions Ask APW
Are there methods to reduce glare on a GMC Sierra's rear view mirror?
Answer: There are two types of rear-view mirror that helps reduce glare while driving: a prismatic rear-view mirror and an automatic dimming rear-view mirror. A prismatic rear-view mirror is also known as a "day/night" mirror, which can be tilted to reduce the brightness and glare from high-beam headlights. An automatic dimming mirror is designed with photo-sensors incorporated in the rear-view mirror. These sensors detect light and the mirror is dimmed through electrochromism. This electrochromic feature was also incorporated into side-view mirrors to help reduce glare.
What are the different types or options available for a GMC Sierra's side view mirror?
Answer: Knowing the different options available for side view mirrors is definitely important. A door mount mirror is a side view mirror that can be screwed to the truck's door, below the glass level. Most door mount mirrors are also fixed mirrors, which can't be folded. Sail mount mirrors can be mounted on the triangular, sail-shaped, section of the truck's front corner. Most sail mount mirrors are either manual or power type mirrors. Manual type mirrors must be adjusted by hand, while power type mirrors can be adjusted with a touch of a button. Passenger side mirrors are usually convex mirrors because it gives the driver a wider field of vision.
What type of side mirror case finish should match a GMC Sierra: textured or paintable?
Answer: Choosing between a textured or paintable side mirror cases will depend on the truck owner's sense of style. Textured side mirror cases have different designs that will match most trucks. Some truck customizers prefer textured side mirror cases, because it saves them time and paint. Paintable side mirror cases on the other hand, have smooth surfaces which can be painted on. It can be primed and sanded to match the truck's paint. However, there are some side mirror cases that have textured and smooth surfaces available for painting.