How do you adjust your car mirrors for maximum visibility?

What do I do to adjust my car mirrors for maximum visibility? I’m a little nervous about driving in the snow this winter and I want to make sure I have as much visibility as possible to help keep myself safe.

Answer
It’s great that you’re taking precautions to keep yourself safe!
Here’s how to adjust your car mirrors for maximum visibility:
  • First, adjust the rearview mirror. Sit normally in your driver’s seat, then move the rearview mirror until your entire rear windshield is visible without having to move your head.
  • Next, lean your head to the left and rest your head against the window. While in this position, adjust your side mirror so that you can only see a sliver of the side of your car in the mirror.
  • Lean to the right until your head is in line with the center console. While in this position, adjust your right side mirror until you can barely see the right side of your car.
Before you start driving, check your mirrors from your normal driving position to make sure that you can see well out of each of them. If you have any visibility problems, make small adjustments until they’re fixed.
It’s great that you’re working hard to stay safe, but accidents happen. That’s why the Jerry app offers roadside assistance, including benefits like towing, lockout service, and a mechanics hotline, for as little as $4.16 per month! To find out if you’re eligible, you can check the app or call one of our friendly agents.
Liz Jenson
Answered on Nov 25, 2021
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