Towing Mirrors

Many people are driving large vehicles such as a full size vans and trucks, semi-trucks, RV's, campers or moving trucks each day. Unfortunately, there are just some vehicles that are too big that the driver cannot see the road properly. Not only can this make changing lanes difficult but also reversing or parking the vehicle. Although having an extra set of eyes can help when it comes to changing lanes or parking, often a driver does not have a passenger along to help. This is when it becomes extremely useful to have a set of towing mirrors working as your extra set of eyes on the road.

There are several styles of towing mirrors that you can choose from for your vehicle. When shopping through a catalogue or online through a retailer you will probably find categories such as custom mirrors, extendable mirrors, clip-on mirrors, suction-cup mirrors, mount mirrors and quick align mirrors. All of these types of mirrors offer different benefits, including visibility range, maneuverability, and heated and electric powered features. Depending on the type of vehicle you are looking to purchase a mirror for, along with your personal preference, you should be able to find a mirror to suit your needs.

Custom fit mirrors are those that are made to fit your model of car perfectly. They are placed over your existing mirror to widen your view without causing any damage to mirror that was already there. Many people like the idea of having a mirror that looks like it came with the car and they also like the fact that it is made to slide right over top of the other mirror. These mirrors are also very easy to install on the vehicle.

Extendable mirrors are convenient because you can choose to extend the mirror only when necessary. The extendable mirrors can be retracted in close to the car when they are not needed and then extended when better visibility is required. This is nice because it means that you do not have to have a mirror protruding out further than needed at all times.

Clip-on mirrors can be very useful and are a cheaper way to add better viewing range to your existing mirrors. Clip-on mirrors come with a special bracket that fits over your car's mirror. These mirrors are very easy to use and do the job however many people find that they are unattractive and take away from the appearance of the vehicle. The brackets can be rather bulky and they are very obvious to the eye. If you are not concerned about appearance then the clip-on towing mirrors can be a good solution for you.

Suction cup mirrors are another easy fix to broadening your viewing range while driving. These mirrors take only minutes to install and can save you money when it comes to adding a towing mirror to your car. By placing a suction cup on your existing car mirror then tightening it to form a vacuum tight seal, you can have a towing mirror in place in no time. Many people find this to be another quick fix to their towing needs however others still feel that these types of mirrors are not as attractive as the custom fit towing mirrors.

Mounted mirrors are those in which you actually mount to your car for a more permanent fix. These types of mirrors usually come in stainless steel or chrome and can be mounted to the window, door or fender. They are bigger and extend the furthest of all the mirrors. They can be very useful however if you are not looking for something that looks bulky and takes up quite a bit of space then this type of mirror may not be for you.

When it comes to purchasing a towing mirror for your vehicle you need to look around and decide exactly what style mirror will fit your vehicle the best and also decide what style mirror you prefer. There are a broad range of styles and prices to choose from and taking your time to look at all the options is recommended before purchasing your new towing mirrors.

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