Between parts and labor, you can generally expect to pay between $140 and $330 for a new side mirror. Your exact price comes down to the make, model, and year of your vehicle as well as whether you buy a genuine, original equipment manufacturer (OEM), or an aftermarket mirror.
Not all damage necessitates a total replacement. You may be able to fix your mirror at a fraction of the replacement cost. However, the following damage is severe enough to warrant a new mirror entirely.
Not all side mirrors are the same. You need to go to your local mechanic and get a quote for a better idea of how much this replacement costs you.
These are parts that come directly from the manufacturer. You have greater confidence they work as they should, but they also tend to be more expensive than other options.
The exact price comes down to the make and model of your vehicle. Most brand new side mirrors cost between $95 and $200.
OEM parts usually come from the manufacturer, but they're sold by another party. In other cases, the dealer hires a third party to make the part and then sells it to an auto shop at a lower price.
Due to this, they're generally a little more affordable. These may be closer to the $75 to $150 range.
Aftermarket side mirrors are never made by the original equipment manufacturer. There's often not the same guarantee associated with these parts, but they cost the least. You may find these cost between $40 and $100.
Another factor to consider is the labor involved with installing the component. Labor generally costs another $40 to $90. You should plan on budgeting between $140 and $330 for the entire job. And keep these factors in mind when talking shop.
A side mirror may not seem too complicated to install. You may even think you can do it yourself. You just want to make sure you're aware of each option's pros and cons so that you don't spend more money in the long run.
Insurance doesn't cover normal wear and tear. But a lot of the time, side mirrors sustain damage from collisions.
If someone else hits your car and damaged your side mirror, then your insurance may cover the damages. In case that happens, you want to make sure you have comprehensive coverage.
The right policy protects you against accidents, bad weather, vandalism, and so much more. You don't want to be caught without it.
But prevention is always preferable overreaction. A good rule of thumb is to always fold in your side mirrors when you park, especially if you're on the street. You also want to be particularly vigilant when you're trying to get into or out of tight spots.
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