Car enthusiasts will tell you that a car is as good as its engine. That is, the engine must always be in a perfect condition 24/7. This is by all means true but then again, there are other car features, parts and components that are just as important as the car engine. One such feature is the Porsche mirror. It is a lesser thought of, lesser considered safety feature compared to anti-lock brakes, seat belts and back up cameras. So why exactly are car mirrors important? Why should you ensure your car’s mirrors are flawless? Read on to learn more.
Types Of Mirrors
There are several types of car mirrors. They types range from power mirrors and wide angle mirrors all the way to side mirrors and rear view mirrors. Each type plays a key role as far as your car safety is concerned. It is important to note though that some types are in a way ‘more’ important than others. That explains why having the rear view mirror fitted correctly in your car is mandatory is many states. The mirror simply makes it easy for the driver to clearly see the roadway as well as traffic that is behind the vehicle without turning his or her head around.
Using The Mirror
The automotive world has progressed in ways no one could imagine years ago. There are now advanced car models that seem to have nearly all features automated. Take Porsche models for instance. The most advanced ones feature automated mirrors that makes it easy for drivers to adjust mirror angles. Some automatically adjust the mirrors as you drive. This does not mean though that you shouldn’t be keen on your Porsche car mirrors if you drive Porsche’s latest model. First understand the best and the most appropriate way to use car mirrors especially the rear-view mirror. From then on, you won’t struggle to understand car mirror basics and dynamics no matter the car model you drive.
Mirror Positioning is by far the most important factor when it comes to driving especially along busy streets and highways. With that in mind, adjust your mirror appropriately before driving. Many people make a habit of adjusting mirrors while on the move. This stands out as one of the most dangerous forms of distracted driving. Avoid it by all means. Before switching lanes, turning, accelerating or stopping, make sure that all your mirrors are free of danger. Think of it this way. When you need to slow down and switch lanes, there could be a car directly behind you in the same lane or the one you want to switch to. If you check your mirrors and notice the other vehicle on time before taking action, you can avoid a crash.
It may seem or even sound like common sense but it is not. Always replace your car mirrors as soon as you notice something faulty with them. Repair if and when it is possible. The by all means, do not mix mirrors. That is, do not replace your Porsche mirror with another car model’s mirror.