The History of the Side Mirror

Side-view mirrors have come along way through time and paved the way for safety on the road. They’ve gone by many names such as the fender, wing, and door mirror, of course all describing the essential driving aid. Now in the 21st century, in the age of some of the most innovative cars, the side-view mirror will either be augmented or replaced by other names.

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The history of the side-view mirror can be traced back to 1911 when Ray Harroun equipped his Marmon racecar with a mirror.  Though he can be attributed to being the first person widely known to use a mirror, the first patent for the car mirror was actually given to Elmer Berger in 1921, which commonly attributes him to being the inventor of the device. Side-view mirrors were often mounted to the front fenders and side mounted spare tires or even the top of the driver’s doorframe. Now, in the current movement of modern machinery they are most often positioned near a car pillar.

 

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In the ’60s cars did have side-view mirrors but those were only located on the driver side. Side-mirrors have come a long way since then as your scope of vision to the rear end of the car can be extended without a further strain to look behind you at a car or pedestrian that could be in your blind spot. They even come equipped with lights that indicate that you are turning or moving into another lane, also sensors that alert the driver from inside the car if a crash is about to occur are also now being seen. More recently newer models come equipped with cameras on the sides as well for viewing through a screen on the dash. The side-view mirror is also equipped for manual or remote control for vertical or horizontal adjustment. Even though history has brought the side view mirror far, thefts still occur and usually nothing comes up. A small screwdriver preferably rubberized is all it takes for you to be a victim of side view mirror jacking and it’s only a matter of time before these matters get worse. 

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Car mirror been stolen?

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Well we at Auto Mirror Guard have a solution for you. Its not every day that you’ll hear about the car mirrors being jacked or even if those mirrors are ever found because in reality, that’s already gone by the time many of us can file a report. We look to provide a mechanism that would make it harder for thieves to get away with your mirrors. Thieves looks for an easy route to steal something and go but with our guards they’ll have to do a lot more to somehow get away with your mirror. It’s either now or never and that split second decision can lead to your vehicle’s mirror being stolen or staying saved.

All it takes is one nudge from a finger at the base of your mirror and in as little as 10 seconds, your mirrors can be gone and never heard of again. With Auto Mirror Guard you are able to buy something no mainstream company will sell you because many are not fixated on these stolen mirrors or prevention, but we at Auto Mirror Guard look forward to fixing your problem by providing a prevention method to mirror theft problem. Visit our website at https://www.automirrorguard.com/ and remember “mirror guards protect your cars mirrors.”

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Avoid Traffic Ticket

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Believe it or not. In most cities and specially in New York city police issues traffic tickets to autos that are driven without mirrors or even when parked without one. So why take a chance knowing and not protect your mirrors from theft by simply fitting them with  “Anti-theft Mirror Guards”.

Mirrors are expensive specially most new luxury cars. Even if your insurance covers most of the cost, what people do not realize until they park their cars the night they placed brand new genuine mirrors, and the question arises What if they steal again?

We hear this from customers over and over again we want guards shipped today, not tomorrow. “What if they steal again”.

It’s best to always be prepared in advance and we at Auto Mirror Guard believe your car mirrors should be protected.

We at Auto Mirror Guard wish you a safe and happy 2019.

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Feeling Insecurity?

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Have you ever had a feeling of insecurity about your vehicle? Did you ever think that maybe you forgot to lock it or that maybe one of the windows was left open by accident? Millions of people have such a feeling every single day. However, after seeing their cars fully secured, they begin to relax. They remind themselves to make sure that they lock up their cars and roll the windows shut. However, you car IS NOT fully secured ever! We are talking about that one part of your car that is prone to theft regardless of the doors being locked or all the high-tech trackers within your car. We are talking about your side mirrors, a part of the car that has been known to be completely broken off by vandals to be sold. Sounds crazy? Never heard of such a thing? Although it is unknown by many, thousands of people around the world come to their cars to find their side mirrors missing. This is because of the side mirror theft market where thieves come and sell the side mirrors of cars, earning a good amount of money by doing so. These people do not wish to steal your car, rather they simply break off both side mirrors of the car and can sell them, making a good amount of money.

So what now. Should you stop going to mall, or should you stop cleaning your car with the hope that the thieves would not want to touch a car covered in bird poop and dust. Should you start parking in well lighted parking areas or park where they have more security cameras. But guess again, it could happen to anyone anyplace. Welcome to the world of car mirror thieves!!

So what to do? Should you wait till the mirror thieves target your car? Secure your car’s side view mirrors with AutoMirrorGuard.com, today or your car mirrors may be their next target tomorrow. Our product lets you keep peace of mind, regardless of where you are.


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