Used Audi Wing Mirror Glass Electrics

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About Wing Mirror Glass Electrics

There are areas of the road, behind the car and to the sides, which are crucial to be able to see, in order to drive safely, which are out of the driver's peripheral vision. The Audi electric wing mirror is an exterior mirror which enables the driver to see these 'blind spots' enabling clear vision of any traffic or pedestrians nearby and any potential hazards, and as such is an important visual aid and safety feature.  

An important component of a wing mirror is, of course, the wing mirror glass. Wing mirror glass comes in a variety of options, such as plain glass, convex or tinted glass. Plain glass has a flat surface which enables the wing mirror to reflect light from an object without the image being distorted, so it provides a true reflection of the distance between the car and the object being viewed. Convex glass has a curved surface and is often chosen by drivers as wing mirror glass because it broadens the driver's field of vision, but it doesn't provide a true reflection of the distance between the car and the object being viewed in the way that plain glass does, so this should be taken into account if using convex glass in wing mirrors. The Audi electric wing mirror, is usually mounted in the door pillar on the door and is comprised of a casing which holds the Audi electric wing mirror glass in place. Wing mirror glass is usually fixed to a backing plate or stuck to the mirror casing with strong adhesive pads or glue. The Audi wing mirror glass electric should be clean and free from scratches, chips and cracks, to enable clear, safe vision. Wing mirrors, and therefore wing mirror glass, come in different shapes and sizes so it is important to ensure the wing mirror glass fits the wing mirror when replacing the wing mirror glass.

The electric wing mirror can be adjusted electronically to move vertically, horizontally and diagonally from inside the car by a control switch. It can be adjusted to suit the height, line of sight and seat position of the driver. Some electric wing mirrors also heat the glass on the mirror to aid visibility, stopping the mirror from icing in freezing conditions or clouding up in heavy rain. There is also an automatic dimming feature available on some electric models which reduces the glare in the wing mirror glass from cars travelling behind. The Audi electric wing mirror can be folded in close to the car when parked, to avoid damage to both the casing and the Audi electric wing mirror glass.  

If the wing mirror glass get smashed, cracked or chipped, the Audi electric wing mirror glass will, of course, need replacing. If it is just the glass that is damaged you will not need to replace the whole wing mirror and can replace just the glass.  It is important that you consider the make and model of your car when replacing the Audi electric wing mirror glass, to ensure the replacement is compatible with your car.  

Audi trivia

  • In 1971, Audi reached the landmark that all car manufacturers hope to hit sooner rather than later: the production of their millionth car. By 1976, they reached 2 million!
  • The Olympics Committee tried to sue Audi in 1995, claiming that the four rings logo was too similar to the Olympic rings. Audi easily won.
  • The Audi Type K was the first car with left-hand steering as standard. This was one of Audi’s most popular cars, especially in Germany.
  • The RS3 is lighter than you might think. That's because the five-cylinder engine isn’t made from cast-iron but instead from aluminium. That means it only weighs around 26kg!
  • Volkswagen owns the Audi brand, after buying it from Daimler-Benz way back in the 1960s.