Decrease Blind Spots: Properly Adjust Car Mirrors

Even though many cars today come with revolutionary safety features such as backup cameras and lane departure warning systems, there is still another safety feature on every car that is not properly utilized by drivers today—the mirrors.

According to, “The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) published a paper in 1995 suggesting how outside mirrors could be adjusted to eliminate blind spots. The paper advocates adjusting the mirrors so far outward that the viewing angle of the side mirrors just overlaps that of the cabin’s rearview mirror.”

So are you ready to properly adjust car mirrors to virtually eliminate blind spots? Here are some tips:

  1. Start by adjusting your rearview mirror for maximum visibility.
  2. Adjust your left car mirror by leaning your head over until it touches the window then move the mirror until only the back corner of your vehicle is visible.
  3. Adjust your right car mirror by leaning your head over an equal distance and move the mirror until you only see the back corner of the right side your vehicle.

Follow these steps to decrease your blind spots, and also be sure to come visit us at Sanderson Ford to see our newest fleet of Ford trucks, cars, SUVs, and crossovers, today!

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