June 30th, 2020 by

If you’ve ever driven on a crowded highway at night, you know how hard it can be to see with the headlights of cars behind you shining in your eyes. It can make you feel like you’re blinded if it goes on for too long. Auto-dimming rearview mirrors eliminate this problem and make it easy to see at night. If you want to know more about his great technology, stop at Patrick MINI, and speak with our professionals.
Auto-dimming rearview mirrors have to built-in sensors that detect glare from headlights behind you. These sensors send a charge through the mirrors, which causes the glare to turn dark, which improves your reaction time and allows you to see clearly.

Why Reducing Glare Is Important

While most standard rearview mirrors offer you the option to flip the mirror up to reduce glare, this also causes surrounding areas outside of the light source to dim, which could create its own hazardous conditions. Some auto-dimming mirrors, though will dim the specific light source in a more targeted fashion, removing the unwanted glare while also giving you top visibility in surrounding areas.

The increased visibility will help make sure that your reaction time is in peak performance, giving you peace of mind that you will not be suffering from any blind spots in your vision thanks to that pesky car behind you.

Whether you have more questions about auto-dimming rearview mirrors or are just interested in checking them out in new cars, come test drive a vehicle at our dealership in Schaumburg, IL.