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This time we are going to talk about side mirrors. What is the best position for side mirrors? It sounds like an easy question, but I bet many of you don’t know the answer.
What are side mirrors?
Side mirrors are mirrors attached to both sides of the vehicle to check the sides and back of the vehicle. It is essential to check the side mirrors while driving. They are often used when turning left or right on the road or parking. In order to use the side mirrors effectively, it is necessary to adjust the angle and position of the side mirrors correctly.
By the way, are you good at parking?
In fact, one of the causes of people who are not good at parking is that the side mirrors are not adjusted well. By adjusting the position of the side mirrors correctly, your parking skills may have improved. For example, when there is only one parking space available and you have to reverse the vehicle. It will be easier to park if you enter while looking at the position of the white line reflected in the side mirror. Now, let’s see how to adjust the side mirrors correctly.
Adjusting the Side Mirrors
Before adjusting the side mirrors, there is something very important. It is to sit in the driver's seat in the correct posture. The way the side mirrors reflect changes depending on the height, position of the seat, and sitting posture of the driver.
◎Right Sitting Posture
If the headrest can be adjusted, make sure that the height of the center of the headrest and the center of yourears match.
Hold the upper part of the handle with both hands with your back against the seat. Adjust the seat to an angle that allows a little room for your elbows.
Sit deeply in the seat and keep your back waist and back against the seat. If you sit lightly, there will be a space between the backrest and your back, which can cause back waist pain.
Adjust the seat to a position where your knees will not stretch when you fully depress the brake pedal.
Now that you know how to sit right, it's time to adjust the mirror.
◎Adjusting the Left Side Mirror
Adjust the mirror so that the ground is reflected half or two-thirds from the bottom position. Next, adjust the left-right ratio so that the vehicle body is reflected by about a quarter, which means the handle of the back seat is slightly reflected in the lower part of the side mirror
◎Adjusting the Right Side Mirror
Adjust the mirror so that the ground is reflected one-third to one-fourth from the bottom position. Next, adjust the left-right ratio so that the vehicle body is reflected one-fourth to one-fifth, which means the handle of the driver's seat is slightly reflected in the lower part of the side mirror
◎Adjusting the Side Mirror to Help You Reverse
The place to look at in the mirrors is slightly different when driving the vehicle and reverse, so next let’s see thebest position of the side mirrors when reverse.
When reversing to park the vehicle, it is easier to see if the side mirrors are facing down a little, unlike when driving. In other words, it is reflected in the side mirror at an angle that shows the position of the rear wheels. But there is one problem here. You have to readjust the position of the side mirrors every time you drive and reverse.
Recently, there are some vehicles equipped with the function that when you shift to Gear Reverse (R), the side mirrors automatically move slightly downward.
This type is convenient because you don't have to adjust it yourself, also you are not going to forget to change the position.
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