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They work amazingly well. Used one on every car for last 20+ years. I just picked up a pair of 2 inch round ones from Autozone for $4. They have them on Amazon too.
I barely ever use the bigger mirror, this small one shows my blind spot plus enough of the area around the car to give almost all the data I want.
I had these on my truck when I bought it and they really help.
*Usa las direccionales.
*Si alguien las pone para cambiar de carril dales chanza.
*No te le pegues a los carros, ni tampoco andes cambiándote de carril a cada rato.
* Si manejas en carretera, usa el carril izquierdo para rebasar y vuélvete a cambiar al derecho (si es de 2 carriles en una sola dirección).
* Es mejor manejar con calma a buena velocidad, que manejar arriba del limite y andar frenando de golpe. Frena desde lejos. Baja la velocidad para dar vueltas.
* Comprate unos espejos así: https://www.amazon.com.mx/dp/B001DKT0DO. Ayudan a ver el punto ciego de tu carro, así no te andas cambiando con un carro justo a lado de tu llanta trasera.
* Cuídalo bien, no seas cochino, lávalo de vez en cuando, cambíale el aceite. Das mejor impresión si tienes un carro bien cuidado incluso si no es carrazo del año.
* No manejes en estado de ebriedad. No vale la pena, mejor paga por el uber, no seas tan agarrado.
Cosas básicas, sentido común. No dejes que el road rage te llegue. Pon música lo-fi o algo relajante y no te estreses. La verdad manejar puede ser muy placentero siempre manejes en buen humor.
Another suggestion I can give you is to head to your local auto parts store and buy a couple of those stick-on, convex mirrors. I have these on my pickup and van, and as vehicles overtake me, they are always visible in at least one mirror until they are in my peripheral vision. The van has heated mirrors, too, but they adhere to them no problem.
If you get those, you should aim them a little bit down, so you can see your rear tires in the inner eighth or quarter of the mirror. The sky should be visible in like the upper quarter of the mirror. When I got them, I parked at the edge of my driveway, and brought my bicycle out to test how I adjusted them, to make sure I never lost sight of the bike as it "passed" me (even though it was just me, so I was getting out and moving it a little bit at a time).
Both of those vehicles have particularly bad blind spots, so those additional mirrors are a godsend.
OP, can you confirm that these are the correct ones? I found them on O'Reilly's site and looked up the Amazon page. I just want to make sure it is the 2" ones linked here. O'Reilly's also sells a 3" version but that seems too big and I'm not with my bike right now to check.
Adjusting your mirrors correctly and checking them first, then the blindspot is a much cheaper option. You can also buy the add on mirrors.
$5. Maybe like $10 after shipping and tax.
No, something like this https://www.amazon.com/Fit-System-C0400-Passenger-Adjustable/dp/B001DKT0DO/ref=sr_1_2?crid=1TNLOED9MA78A&dchild=1&keywords=stick+on+mirror+automotive&qid=1605653560&sprefix=stick+on+mirror+auto%2Cgarden%2C220&sr=8-2
Until you get a replacement side mirror. https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/volkswagen,2012,beetle,2.0l+l4+turbocharged,1502692,body+&+lamp+assembly,outside+mirror+&+glass+assembly,1304
I buy these (2 pack for under $8). https://www.amazon.com/Fit-System-C0400-Passenger-Adjustable/dp/B001DKT0DO/ref=sr_1_11?crid=218J894A7W06Z&keywords=mirror+car+side+wide+blindspot&qid=1661982401&sprefix=mirror+car+side%2Caps%2C150&sr=8-11
Pop the mirror out, drill two holes, run a bungee through it to fit your hand size, pop mirror back in.
These things here should be standard equipment on every vehicle, as far as I'm concerned:
I'd strongly recommend a set of them, or something similar, for your own vehicle. It's a much better solution than common advice to turn your mirrors out wide, which comes with a few dangerous drawbacks of its own, particularly in urban driving where you need to be aware of more turn just cars that are centering in an adjacent, wide, highway-sized lane.
I can see things that are right up next to my rear quarter panel in my main mirrors, like lane splitting bicyclists or motorcyclists. I can see things further away, in the traditional blind spot, in the convex mirrors. A vehicle gaining on me will be visible in both the center mirror and the side mirror from several car lengths back. As it gets closer, it will be visible only in one of those: the center mirror if it is in the same lane as me, or the side mirror in the adjacent lane. As it moves up beside me, it will disappear from the side mirror, but will be clearly visible in the convex mirror. As it comes into my peripheral vision, I can usually still see the back of it on the convex mirror.
I hope I answered your questions well. Good luck with your car.