How to Maintain Your GMC Mirror 101
Mirrors are often taken for granted by motorists, which shouldn't be the case at all. GMC model car mirror maintenance involves a lot more than your kneejerk expectation of regularly cleaning them and avoiding potential hazards that could smash them to bits. In order to make sure your car mirrors are sparklingly reflective and effective at being the eyes at the back and sides of your head where blind spots might occur, you should be aware and vigilant in regards to how to keep them in tiptop condition on a regular or daily basis.
Use the same glass-cleaning products you use in your home.
The cleaning agents you're using on the rest of your vehicle aren't enough to clean up your mirrors because they sport reflectiveness that could be hampered by ordinary car soaps. You want your mirrors to gleam the same way your chrome sparkles and your windows showcases invisible clarity. Therefore, you should employ the products used to clean the mirrors in your home. What's good for your bathroom and bedroom mirrors should do great on your car mirrors as well. They're usually of the spray-on and wipe-off variety that doesn't require much rinsing (since that method more often than not leaves water spots and dirt streaks).
Use lint-free soft rags or paper towels.
Speaking of spots and streaks, using a dirty rag to wipe cleaning fluid or spray out of your mirror can result in you simply spreading the dust and dirt on it, making its reflective properties muddier than ever before. This is also a common rookie mistake when one cleans a car for the first time. Amateurs tend to leave streak-filled mirrors and car glass windows that cloud the surface rather than make it smooth, clean, and clear. The solution to this is to use lint-free soft rags and/or the sturdiest paper towels you could purchase. These rags also keep you from scratching the glass. Newspapers are surprisingly effective at cleanup as long as the ink doesn't run.
Use vertical strokes on the outside and horizontal strokes on the inside.
One way to avoid streaking after wiping your side view and rearview mirrors is to use vertical strokes on the outside glass (your driver's and passenger's side view mirrors) then horizontal strokes on inside glass (your rearview mirror). This will allow you to see at a mere glance which side the streaks are on when you're wiping off the cleaner. This is merely a method to make you more efficient at mirror wiping without getting confused on where the streaks are going when you wipe at random directions. This also works when it comes to window glass cleanup where glass transparency is essential.
Properly position your mirrors every time.
How you position your inside and outside mirrors require good visual search habits. You can better avoid getting into accidents by placing these visual aids on your blind spots in the correct fashion. Inside mirror adjustment requires you to adjust it so you can see the entire rear window from your driver's seat without turning around. You should only move your eyes to see rather than your head. As for the side view mirror, it necessitates placing your head against the left side window and setting the mirror so you can barely see the side of your vehicle on its right side. On the passenger's side view mirror, position your head so it's above the console's center. Set the mirror so you can barely see the side of the car from its left side.
CIPA Custom Towing Mirror
Lessening a GMC's blind spots becomes even more necessary when it is used for towing. CIPA's bestselling towing mirrors for both the driver and passenger's sides can reflect the length of an additional load to the GMC, extending the driver's vision. These durable parts are made from scratch-resistant flat glass that's enveloped in ABS plastic material that's been given a textured black finish. Because they are a direct fit and adjustable, it's easy to insert and remove them from the GMC's existing side mirrors. Non-folding, non-extendable, and manually operated, they come with a one-year limited warranty from CIPA, the manufacturer of car mirrors for both aftermarket and original equipment needs.
Kool Vue mirrors have undergone rigorous testing processes that see how well it reacts to vibration, swinging, and all types of weather. Made from the highest-quality plastic, its individually sold passenger's side mirrors have been primed to resist corrosion. Doing away with mirror caps, puddle lights, heating wires, or auto-dimming gels, these non-extendable power mirrors have manual folding and a four-hole four-prong connector for easy installation. GMC owners who decide to buy these mirrors can feel reassured by Kool-Vue's two-year limited warranty. And as the first to introduce original equipment replacement mirrors in 1994, Kool-Vue has become a specialist when it comes to producing mirrors for all kinds of vehicles, including GMC models.
AutoTrust Side Mirror
Making replacement side mirrors for GMCs that are budget-friendly yet comparable to the original equipment is a challenge that AutoTrust Gold has accomplished. It did away with puddle lights, heating wires, and auto-dimming gels since these features are unnecessary and they could malfunction. Instead, the brand sought to provide GMC's tough workhorse vehicles with the essential: a quality mirror for the passenger or driver's side. Made with plastic that's been finished with chrome for a sleek look, these below eyeline mirrors can be folded manually. Each individually sold mirror has a five-year AutoTrust Gold warranty that guarantees that the product is free from material defects and will not break over the expected life of the vehicle.