When you have a broken side mirror, it’s a good idea to replace it right away. You could get pulled over and maybe even get a ticket for having a broken side mirror. This guide has all the information you need about replacing your side mirror.
Upgrading Your Ford Side Mirror
When a side mirror gets broken, some people take advantage of the opportunity to upgrade their mirrors. Upgraded mirrors have features your stock mirrors don’t have, such as turn signals, heated mirrors, and puddle lamps.
Of course, if you decide to upgrade, you would have to replace both mirrors. To determine whether or not it's worth it, read this article on the benefits and drawbacks of trading up: Should You Upgrade Your Ford Side Mirrors?
Deciding Between an OEM and Aftermarket Replacement Side Mirror
The first decision you’ll have to make about replacing your side mirror is whether to get an OEM or aftermarket replacement unit. Many would agree that OEM is the better option for the reasons below:
- An OEM side mirror exactly matches the stock mirror on the other side of your car.
- OEM side mirrors are easier to install because they’re designed to be a direct replacement of your broken mirror.
- OEM side mirrors are more affordable.
You can read more about each point here: OEM Ford Side Mirrors Vs. Aftermarket: What’s the Difference?
Check out all the OEM side mirrors we have to offer for your Ford at discounted prices here.
How to Fix Your Ford Side Mirror at Home
If you have a busted side mirror, there’s really no point in bringing your car to a Ford dealership or repair shop. Side mirrors are really easy to fix at home. Depending on the kind of damage your side mirror has, you can do one of the following:
- Replace the mirror glass
- Replace the mirror housing
- Paint the mirror housing
- Replace the entire mirror assembly
This article will help you determine which option is the best one for you: 3 Ways to Fix Your Ford Side Mirror