A Handy Side Mirror Buyer's Guide For Chevrolet Owners

When you have a busted side mirror, the first thing you want to do is to replace it as soon as possible. This guide provides information on how much it’ll cost to replace your side mirror, how to do it at home, and whether it’s feasible to replace just the glass or cover.

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Typical Chevrolet Side Mirror Replacement Costs

The first question you may be asking is, “how much will this cost me?” The answer? It depends on several key factors:

  • The cost of the OEM replacement mirror
  • The complexity of the side mirror assembly
  • Whether the project is a DIY or better left to a pro

This guide shows you how to put together an accurate cost estimate of a side mirror replacement.

How to Replace a Side Mirror

Before bringing your Chevy to a shop, we recommend considering replacing your side mirror at home. With the right tools, it’s an easy project even a beginner could tackle. This tutorial has all the information you need.

Can I Replace Only My Chevy's Side Mirror Glass?

Yes, you can buy an OEM replacement glass and install it on your side mirror using this tutorial in a matter of 10-20 minutes. There’s one thing you have to do before deciding to replace just the glass. Check your side mirror assembly to ensure that it’s in good working order.

Can I Replace Only My Chevy's Side Mirror Cover?

If your side mirror glass is ok and the components inside the assembly work fine, you can replace just the cover. However, Chevrolet replacement covers need to be painted, which can be pretty costly and time-consuming. And some side mirror assemblies are so complex that replacing the cover is quite a chore. In some cases, replacing the entire assembly is just easier. This article will help you determine the best option.

Now that you understand what it takes to replace a side mirror (and how easy it actually is), venture over to GM Parts Super Store. You'll find OEM side mirror assemblies or components at discounted prices.