Adding rain gear is both economical and useful. Changing the rearview mirror with heating function is effective but expensive.
Recently, Beijing has been raining continuously. When driving in the rain, the rearview mirror is often blurred by the rain. You can only see a rough outline of the rear car, you ca n’t tell the distance, and you ca n’t even judge the rear situation. Brings great difficulties, and also causes certain security risks. To this end, Pan Xudong, the technical director of the No. 3 Factory of Beijing Auto Repair Company, and Jiao Yang, the manager of Beijing Senhua Toyota's customer service department, introduced several ways to improve the sight of the rearview mirror in the rain for your reference.
1. Install rain gear
Rainshields are generally divided into two types, one is stuck above the rearview mirror, and the other is inserted in the gap between the rearview mirror and the frame. Pan Xudong suggested that you should choose the former one, because it is not only easy to install, but if you want to remove it, you can remove it directly, and then do some glue removal. If it is a kind of rainshield after installation, it is not easy to judge the thickness of the rainshield before unpacking.
Sometimes the rain shield you buy is too thick, and it will interfere with the rotation of the rear view mirror when inserted into the rear view mirror. The price of rain gear is generally 20-50 yuan, which is more economical.
Comment: When the rain is not very heavy, the rainshield is still very useful, but when the wind and heavy rain, the effect of the rainshield will be weakened, but at least one third of the rearview mirror can be guaranteed to be clear.
2. Installed rearview mirror with heating function
Good effect and high cost
Modifying or replacing the rear-view mirror with a rear-view mirror with a heating function is also effective, but the cost is relatively high. The rearview mirrors of some high-profile cars have a heating function that can evaporate water vapor.
The rearview mirrors of some models can be replaced directly. For example, Bora, the high-end rear-view mirror with heating function, while the standard car does not. Therefore, Polaris can directly install this heated rear-view mirror. The lines are all reserved in advance, without any changes, but the cost is relatively high, about 3,000 yuan.
If you can't choose it, you can modify it by yourself, and add a thick electric heating wire in the rearview mirror. This modification generally needs to change some of the original wiring in the car. But this modification is not suitable for all cars. Because the heating wire needs to be heated, if the motor gear in the rearview mirror is plastic instead of iron, then this modification cannot be done. In addition, some low-displacement cars, such as Xiali, are not suitable for this modification, because the sum of the power of the two mirror heating wires is equivalent to the power of a rear window defroster. When a low-displacement vehicle is installed, it will cause insufficient power.
3. Water repellent
There are some water repellents available on the market, which have the effect of preventing the surface of the rearview mirror from water. Some products cost about 50 yuan per bottle. But from the actual use situation, the general water repellent effect is not very significant. Jiao Yang introduced that he has used an imported "rain enemy anti-fog agent", which works well. It can be maintained for 1 month after rubbing once, and the heavier the rain, the clearer the mirror surface. However, the price of this water repellent is relatively expensive, about 800 yuan per bottle.
4.Washing spirit on the mirror
There is a temporary method, which is to apply some car wax on the mirror surface, or wipe some detergent, soapy water and the like, which can maintain the effect for one or two days. However, light rain is still easily adsorbed on the mirror surface, and relatively effective in heavy rain.
5. Replace the rearview mirror in the wide field of view
For vehicles with wipers in the rear windows and a large rear window area, it is also useful to replace the interior rear-view mirror with a large-angle rear-view mirror.