Minimizing Blind Spots

We all deal with blind spots here is Eureka! We can greatly reduce these blind spots by properly adjusting our vehicle mirrors to give the widest coverage possible and should make the adjustments before we pull out of our driveways.

First, adjust your rear view mirror to give the best possible view directly to the rear of your vehicle. You don't need it to get a better view of either side of the car, the kids in the back seat or your dazzling smile. The rear view mirror should look to the rear. Next, lean your head until it almost touches the driver's side window. Adjust your side mirror so that you can just barely see the side of your car. Now, lean your head to the middle of the car and adjust the outside mirror so that you can barely see the right side of the vehicle. This will allow you to have maximum coverage. Of course driving in the Eureka area is a dynamic process – things change every second, so it's wise to take a quick look to the side when passing to make sure that another vehicle hasn't moved into an area you couldn't see in your mirrors.

As you drive on busy Eureka roads, avoid staying in other driver's blind spots. Pass large trucks and buses on the left whenever possible. Eureka truckers' blind spots are much larger on the right. Lastly, be attentive and wear your seat belts.

For more information about auto safety in Eureka check out the other posts on the Eureka Brake & Automotive website.

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Revised from content contributed by NAPA Service Assistant