The average cost of a side view mirror (also known as a door mirror or wing mirror) is $537 for the US in 2019. Side view mirror replacement costs range from $75 to over $1,000 on certain executive models of cars.
It’s More Than A Mirror
More often than not, the mirror is becoming an intrinsic part of the car’s ecosystem as manufacturers continue to build unique options into what were once standard regular wing mirrors. This can raise the cost dramatically as the more enhanced mirrors today some with options like heated glass, power adjustment, blind spot detection, power-fold technology allowing the driver to fold the mirrors up against the tight spots in the car as well as electrochromic technology.
The average installation os a new side view mirror takes about one hour and costs about $100. However, that price may go up if the mirror needs to be painted. Nowadays many repair shops carry the relevant paint codes in stock or can get hold of them very quickly and efficiently, usually without a further delay.
Aftermarket Mirrors Vs. OEM Mirrors
Although with windshields there is an increasing preference to use aftermarket replacements, the reverse is true with wing mirrors. Primarily because the aftermarket mirrors do not have the built-in proprietary features that come as standard on many new vehicles. This means if you tried to install a mirror without these features, it may store faults and send incorrect data to the dashboard, causing lights to illuminate inaccurately on the panel itself. However, if you do not require all the bells and whistles in your mirrors, many in the auto industry now admit the aftermarket mirrors have made great strides in recent years and are now of very high quality. Conversely, the more upmarket your vehicle is, the more likely it is you will need the name brand replacement.
Using Your Insurance to Replace Your Side View Mirror
If you need to replace your side view mirror, it’s likely because of an accident, whether you’re at fault or someone else. Do you use your auto insurance? It all depends on the situation, as well as an estimated cost of the repair.
If you’re not at fault for the collision, don’t wait to claim the repairs on the other party’s insurance. Usually, your repairs will be paid in full with no cost or other downsides to you.
However, if you’re at fault, you’ll have to weigh your options if you’d like to use your insurance to pay for the repair or not. If you don’t have collision insurance, you will be accountable for paying any repairs you’ve caused without any help from your insurance company.
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