Tag: mirrors

11 Posts

Is the Rearview Mirror Moving, or Is the Driver?
Dec 28, 2017

Is the Rearview Mirror Moving, or Is the Driver?

Dear Car Talk

Brent isn't sure whether his mirror is drooping, or he is.


Jul 12, 2016

Bye-Bye Blind Spots: Japan Green Lights Cameras Replacing Outside Mirrors

Jim Motavalli

It won't be long before the outside rearview mirror--primitive tech that's noisy, heavy and an aerodynamic nightmare--is history around the world. 

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Birds attracted to car mirrors.
Jun 23, 2015

Mirror, Mirror, on the Volvo

Kieran Lindsey

Why do birds love your car's side mirrors? Our urban wildlife biologist explains.

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Apr 04, 2014

Tesla Petitions the Feds for Mirror-less Cars

Jim Motavalli

The other shoe dropped, and Tesla has formally petitioned to be allowed to dump rear-view mirrors. (And Car Talk is vindicated!)


Side mirrors are outdated
Jan 28, 2014

What a Drag: Time to Get Rid of Outside Mirrors

Staff Blog

A Car Talk crusade: It's time for side mirrors to go! Ray Magliozzi and Jim Motavalli make their case against ugly, drag producing side mirrors. Agree? Disagree? Join the debate, right here.

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how should i correctly position the rearview mirror
Oct 01, 2003

Tips for accurately adjusting your side and rear view mirrors.

Dear Car Talk

About six months ago you talked about adjusting the outside rearview mirrors by placing the driver's head against the driver's window then leaning toward the center of the car to adjust the passenger-side mirror I tried this and indeed it...

safe driving tips mirrors

Nov 01, 2002

It's possible to add an extra side-view mirror, but you might try our mirror adjustment method first.

Dear Car Talk

I have a stupid little question My Honda Odyssey has a bad blind spot created by the B-pillar I think that's what it's called -- the pillar behind the driver It's caused me to have several near misses when trying...

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Mar 01, 2002

We'll tell you how to fix the mirror that Fido knocks out of place, but consider restraining him...for everyone's safety.

Dear Car Talk

I need your help Here's the dilemma I have a big black lab that rides around in my front seat all the time When she sees something offensive -- say a cyclist or God forbid a truck -- she is...

mirrors pets

Sep 01, 1992

What about blind spots on the LEFT side of the car?

Dear Car Talk

I read your recent column about blind spots on the right side of your car But what about the blind spot on the left side Why not use a wide angle mirror there too Is there any thing I can...

mirrors safety

Feb 01, 1992

The most dangerous part of the car...

Dear Car Talk

I've heard the saying that the most dangerous part of the car is the loose nut behind the wheel but I would vote for the right side view mirror Why is it designed so that the approaching car appears to...