Used Mercedes-Benz 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 Mercedes-Benz 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 Mercedes-Benz electric wing mirror, is usually mounted in the door pillar on the door and is comprised of a casing which holds the Mercedes-Benz 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 Mercedes-Benz 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 Mercedes-Benz electric wing mirror can be folded in close to the car when parked, to avoid damage to both the casing and the Mercedes-Benz electric wing mirror glass.  

If the wing mirror glass get smashed, cracked or chipped, the Mercedes-Benz 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 Mercedes-Benz electric wing mirror glass, to ensure the replacement is compatible with your car.  

Mercedes-Benz trivia

  • Karl Benz founded the famous car company. He is not only credited as the maker of the world's first practical motorcar but also has the distinction of being the first person ever issued with a driving license (local citizens kept complaining about the noise and smell of his Motorwagen, and so he needed written permission to drive it).
  • That new car smell is always a delight, but a Mercedes owner gets to choose that smell. Perfume specialist Marc vom Ende created four different car smells for Mercedes Benz, called Sports Mood, Freeside Mood, Downtown Mood, and Nightlife Mood. They all smell a bit leathery.
  • If you thought self-driving cars were all about Tesla, then it might surprise you to know that Mercedes Benz made an autonomously driving vehicle as early as 1995. It didn't gain popularity, but it became the foundation of the modern driving technology found in every Mercedes Benz.
  • Most people think of silver when they think of a Mercedes, but that iconic colour was an accident. Just before a race in 1934, the white-painted W25 was found to be 1kg over the weight limit. The paint was quickly removed, the weight limit reached, and the car won the race.
  • In 1924, Mercedes Benz became the first car manufacturer to include brakes on all four of a car's wheels. Not long after, in 1931, they also added suspension springs to the corners of the Mercedes Benz 170.