Top 8 Best Blind Spot Mirrors
By | Last updated: May 5, 2021
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If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a thousand times: check yer bind spot! More than a few collisions (notice we didn’t call them “accidents”) occur because drivers heedlessly heave their car into an adjacent lane only to find themselves occupying the same time and space as another vehicle. This leads to Expensive Noises.

Plenty of machines on the road today are equipped with blind-spot monitoring systems, most of which use a system that detects when another vehicle is in one’s blind spot and flashes an amber light, usually on the face of the car’s sideview mirror. Still, there are plenty of cars that don’t have this tech – and more than a few rolling around in which it was not available when they were built – so we assembled eight options found on Amazon.

1. Editor’s Choice: MaxiView HD Metal 360° Blind Spot Mirror

Your author is selecting this option because it combines a healthy footprint with a modicum of adjustability. It also has a metal, not plastic, frame which should stand up to the rigors of even the most violent New York City parking job. Its adhesive is touted as a strong all-weather bonding strip that “makes life safer forever.”

Hyperbole aside, it’s the swivel adjustment that is most appealing, since very few households are comprised of drivers all of the same size and height. The glass is advertised as being glare-proof which will help prevent the headlights of Chad’s Jeep from drilling into your eyeballs. Theoretically, it could also be used as a standalone mirror for bikes.

Pros/Hot swivel action, anti-glare lens, large surface area
Cons/A tad more expensive than the other options on this list
Bottom Line/Made in 'Murica

2. Traditional Choice: Ampper Blind Spot Mirror, 2" Round Convex Mirror

Chances are, when one thinks of aftermarket blind-spot mirrors, they’re imagining these little round stick on jobbies that have inhabited the aisles of every AutoZone and Pep Boys since approximately the dawn of time. A simple peel-and-stick affair, these lenses are 2 inches on the round and provide a fish eye view of the world astern.

The unit shown here is slightly different from the ones your Pop applied to his 1982 GMC pickup back in the day. Like the previous option, this one also has a swivel base, albeit one that only tilts left and right instead of in all directions. It’s still better than a static stick-on, of course. Best of all, it costs less than your morning Starbucks coffee.

Pros/Dirt cheap, fish-eye view, you’ll fit right in at the 55+ park
Cons/Limited range of movement
Bottom Line/Tough to argue with a classic

3. LIBERRWAY Car Blind Spot Mirrors

This curiously capitalized option is probably one of the better looking units on this list, if something like aesthetics appeals to someone who’s sticking extra mirrors on their car. The lens is long and thin with tapered edges, giving it a slightly more sleek look than most of the other alternatives shown here.

A flexible base allows for adjustment of up to 20 degrees which will help drivers of different heights and viewing preferences. Its rectangular shape also allows buyers more freedom when choosing a place to stick it on their side mirrors, as it will fit vertically along the side of the factory mirror instead of just having to be placed in a corner.

Pros/Good range of adjustability, shape encourages custom placement
Cons/Lack of symmetry will mess with your OCD
Bottom Line/Dirt cheap insurance against blind spot mishap

4. KITBEST Interior Clip on Wide Angle Rear View Mirror

We’re including a selection of clip-on options for interior rearview mirrors since they can serve as a means to broaden your view astern. In this manner, they can be considered a blind spot mirror. This unit measures 11.4 inches wide and about three inches high, making for a lens that’s generous but not big enough to scupper your forward sightlines.

This one’s listed as anti-glare, a good thing as some customers report that it can mess with the day/night tab on the factory mirror. Twin adjustable buckles mean this thing should fit most cars and trucks, even though I’m sure one of you hobos in the comments will complain about it not fitting the mirror in their flawless 1985 Ford Ranger.

Pros/Improves rearward sightlines, fits most cars, not exposed to weather
Cons/May impede stock day/night mirror tab
Bottom Line/Objects in mirror are closer than they appear

5. Miaoke Universal 15.2‘’ Interior Clip On Panoramic Rearview Mirror

Sticking with interior solutions to vexing blind-spot problems, this enormous mirror should allow drivers to see everything that is behind them, including looming deadlines. Spanning a vast 15.2 inches wide and 3.2 inches tall, this mirror is actually a trio of lenses, with the outer two rectangles able to be adjusted like the pages of a book.

Of course, a mirror this size is bound to impact forward vision to some degree, especially if one spends their time craning their necks at stoplights or navigating steep hills at the off-road park. It’s certainly a bit of a trade-off but if a wide convex viewing platform to the world astern is what you seek, this is surely the mirror for you. Reviews show those who have bought it a quite satisfied.

Pros/Vast size, adjustable endcap mirrors, flap on the back for toll booth readers
Cons/Vast size, and hey - who put that sticker on my rear window?
Bottom Line/Looks like those '80s makeup mirrors

6. Dometic Milenco Aero3 Blind Spot Mirror

Your author will freely admit he often chooses form over function; how else to explain his inexplicable penchant for large two-door coupes? With that in mind, I’ll say these things are surely functional but also one of the ugliest accessories with which one could ever pollute their car. Perching on the upper corner of a sideview mirror, they look like deformed Mickey Mouse ears.

Marketed as both a blind spot and towing mirror – which makes sense because the brand name is also found on many other trailer accessories – the seller alleges that, despite its stand-up appearance, the design utilizes airflow to stabilize the mirror. Um, okay. I’d give more credit to the stout mounting system for that. Its base is contoured to fit both flat and curved mirror surfaces.

Pros/Extremely practical, metal mounting points
Cons/Uglier than a battered hamster
Bottom Line/Breaker, breaker - you look like a schmuck

7. Beech Lane Blindspot Mirror

The seller markets this option specifically for third-gen Ram pickups, as its size and shape is intended to precisely fit the outer upper corner of that truck’s sideview mirrors. Really, though, they’re good for any rig with outside rearview peepers. Measuring nearly three inches square, this convex lens should give you a good view of the road behind.

A low price means no fancy adjustments but also a good dose of inherent simplicity. After all, if there’s no moving parts, there’s nothing to break. This is a strictly a stick-n-go affair. Most trucks have power mirrors, so using the stock adjustments for the main lens will have to suffice when fine tuning this convex add-on.

Pros/Designed for a specific truck, easy installation
Cons/No independent adjustment at all
Bottom Line/Looks close enough to pass as stock

8. Utopicar Blind Spot Mirrors

This two-pack is priced just a little bit more than a tenner, making it not much more expensive than your last run to Taco Bell. These are designed to live in the upper outside corner of your sideview mirrors and are shaped differently for the left and right sides. The seller says they use only outdoor and water-rated adhesive, meaning the things should stick like proverbial glue.

The mirrors are 3 inches wide by almost 2 inches tall, meaning they should provide a decent viewing area without scuppering the rest of your sideview mirror. Here’s something fun: they are frameless in design, meaning no ugly plastic strip circling the mirror’s edge. We’re not sure why the supposed company founder is shown standing atop a white Audi TT but here we are.

Pros/Affordable, bigger than a disc-shaped mirror
Cons/Lack of adjustability
Bottom Line/Don't ever stand on your sports car

Blind Spot Mirrors FAQs

What purpose do these things serve?

The convex nature of these mirrors create a wider viewing angle, like when you’re bored eating cereal and look into the back of a spoon. Only this time, you’re not making random faces. Be forewarned that, thanks to a quirk of physics, objects in a convex mirror will seem further away than they actually are. But it’s better than not seeing the other car at all.

Why are some adjustable?

Because not everyone is the same height. Adjusting mirrors properly is important to make sure you’re getting the most out of their viewing area. Plain, non-adjustable stick-on mirrors are fine if you’re generally the only one driving your car.

Will the interior wide-angle mirrors help see more inside the car?

Yep. Just like the flip-down units deployed by some of the more switched-on minivan makers, these auxiliary rearview mirrors should also help you keep tabs on rear-seat kiddos.


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6 Comments on “Best Blind Spot Mirrors: Check It...”


  • avatar
    kcflyer

    properly adjusted side view mirrors don’t have blind spots. As opposed to what most drivers do which is adjust their side views to point that they become redundant rear view mirrors and thus create blind spots.

    • 0 avatar
      brn

      Depends on the vehicle and how big the blind spots are. On my 1977 Ford LTD, I agree. On my 2013 Taurus, not a chance. It would be scary to drive without the (from the factory) blind spot mirrors.

  • avatar
    NeilM

    I have the Euro version convex/aspherical mirror glasses for both door mirrors on my E36 M3 and Golf R. That, plus proper adjustment, gives ample coverage and no blind spots. Much more practical to use than those stick-on thingies.

  • avatar
    lonborghini

    “Properly adjusted side view mirrors don’t have blind spots. As opposed to what most drivers do which is adjust their side views to the point that they become redundant rear view mirrors and thus create blind spots.” Yes, if you see your own vehicle in your SIDE view mirrors, as in all of the illustrations in this article, you have not adjusted them correctly. You don’t need to monitor your rear door handle and rear fender. If they pass you, a goofy blind spot mirror won’t help you.

  • avatar
    lonborghini

    “Properly adjusted side view mirrors don’t have blind spots. As opposed to what most drivers do which is adjust their side views to the point that they become redundant rear view mirrors and thus create blind spots.” Yes, if you see your own vehicle in your SIDE view mirrors, as in all of the illustrations in this article, you have not adjusted them correctly. You don’t need to monitor your rear door handle and rear fender. If they pass you, a goofy blind spot mirror won’t help you.

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