OE Mirror Glass Replacement
The vehicle’s mirror glass is vital for driver safety, ensuring that they have a clear view of the road around them.
Consequently, if the mirror glass is broken, this will be accountable for an automatic MOT failure. In fact, failures noted under the ‘Driver’s view of the Road’ are within the top 5 reasons for MOT vehicle failure, proving to be a profitable sector in the aftermarket. And with vehicles staying on the road for longer, motorists are now looking for long term, effective solutions.
The Summit Range
To fulfil this demand, Summit has invested in the development of mirror glass with backing plate, which is a direct replacement of the original glass. Instead of sticking a piece of glass over the existing broken mirror glass, Summit’s range allows you to simply remove the old mirror glass and click in the new OE spec replacement. In addition to ensuring a premium finish, it also proves to be a more cost effective alternative to full mirror unit replacement and is therefore a more desirable mirror glass replacement solution for the end-user.
Since Summit’s replacement mirror glass range directly replicates the OE profile, all glass comes with an OE-style backing plate and heating element where applicable. Antidazzle heated backing plate glass is also available if the vehicle was originally fitted with such features.
The Summit range of mirror glass with backing plate allows quick and easy fitment, without the need for tools. With full, detailed fitting instructions and diagrams included in each box, this makes it a hassle-free solution for garages and consequently minimises queries at factor level.
With drivers investing to keep their vehicles on the road, a new market has emerged demanding long term solutions. Consequently, the biggest growth sector in replacement mirror glass is plastic backed and heated, proving to be an excellent opportunity for motor factors.
To help motor factors maximise on this profitable opportunity, Summit has invested in new part numbers and stock to create the biggest application list in the UK – in 2013 they added 70 new to range references, covering some of the newest applications in the vehicle parc. With commitment to continuous range development, Summit aims to be first to market when it comes to mirror glass replacement.