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Inspired by another thread where blind spot complaints were lodged by some folks, followed by comments about proper mirror adjustment mitigating the issue, I did a quick search for mirror adjustment guidance. Basically, you want to move your side mirrors outward so that you can't see your own vehicle. There's no utiltiy in seeing your own vehicle, you know it's there. It seems awkward at first to push those mirrors out further, but doing so helps to gain visibility into the area known as the blind spot.

Also, note that the rear view mirror can also be used to locate vehicles further back in your blind spot. By scanning the lower side edges of your back window in the rear view mirror, as shown in the diagram below, you can spot vehicles coming into your blind spot. The picture below outlines this well.

These tips, in addition to blind spot monitoring, should really go a long way in solving any blind spot problems.

 

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And for those that need more help YouTube has many HOW TO video's. Every car has blind spots, hence the proliferation of blind spot monitoring systems both from the factory and aftermarket.
 

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Simply stated, if you can see the side of your car when driving your mirrors are adjusted incorrectly. When was the last time you ran into the side of your own car and why do you need to see it in your mirror???
 

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Because that's how Mr. Gillogly taught me how to do it 45 years ago in drivers ed!
Or, you could follow Click and Clack's advice-- http://www.cartalk.com/sites/default/files/features/mirrors/CarTalkMirrors.pdf
If you follow Click & Clack's instructions in step 1, the result is that you DON'T see the side of your car unless you lean to the side.

Start by setting your rear-view mirror as you normally would.
Then, lean your head all the way to the left so it touches the driver’s window.
From that position, set your left side-view mirror so you can see the back corner
of your car. Now lean the same distance the other way, and set your right sideview
mirror the same way.
 
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