How To Adjust Your Mirrors To Avoid Blind Spots

How To Adjust Your Mirrors To Avoid Blind Spots

Avoid Blind Spots With This Setup Guide

Have you ever wondered if there’s a way you can setup the mirrors in your car to eliminate blind spots?

How many close calls have you had on the highway due to improperly setup mirrors?

Learn how to avoid blind spots in a car with this 2 minute guide!

Time needed: 2 minutes.

Setup your car mirrors to avoid blind spots

  1. Sit in your normal seating position

    Make sure you’re seated how you normally would be in your car

  2. Adjust your rear view mirror

    Ensure the view out of your rear windscreen is in the middle of your rear view mirror

  3. Adjust your left wing mirror

    Lean over so that your head is almost touching your side window.
    Adjust your mirror so that you can just see the side of your car in the right-hand edge of the mirror.

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  4. Adjust your right wing mirror

    Lean the other way so that your head is roughly in the centre of the car.
    Adjust your mirror so that you can just see the side of your car in the left-hand edge of the mirror.

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  5. All done!

    It may take you a couple of weeks to get used to the new setup, especially if you’re used to being able to see the side of your car in your wing mirrors without moving your head.
    But stick with it and you should find your blind spots have been almost completely eliminated.

How to test your new setup

While driving down the highway look at a car in the lane beside you that you are about to pass.

As you pull alongside the car you should be able to see it out of the corner of your eye.

Then, as you move past the car and it disappears from your peripheral vision, you should be able to start seeing it in your wing mirror.

As you pull further ahead and the car starts to disappear from your wing mirror it should appear in your rear view mirror.

This means you should be able to see cars in the lanes beside you at all times, with only small movements of your head.

But I need to be able to see the side of my car to park!

The most common complaint people have about this setup is that they can no longer see the side of their car without moving their head.

This is necessary to avoid blind spots while driving.

To view the side of your car while parking simply lean over to one side or the other just like you did to setup the mirrors in steps 3 and 4.

Does this just sound too much like hard work? Check out cars available with automatic blind spot warning systems here!