Car-based stupidity


#1

Got a new house recently…thought I’d test out the garage this morning. Drove the left wing mirror right into the wall…glass is fine but cover smashed/indicator hanging by wires. Is this the sort of thing I can quickly get sorted at halfords or am I going to have to confess my stupidity?


#2

Depends. Does the back casing of the wing mirror match your car colour or is it black plastic? You may have to get a garage to send off for one that matches your colour. When I did this I had to put it into a garage and send off for parts.


#3

depends on the car / wingmirror.

sounds like you’ll be ordering a whole new wing mirror but it should be easy enough to fit.


#4

Some prick drove past too close and smashed my mirror off once. The garage managed to piece it together from the bits and put a new piece of glass on for £20. It was black plastic though, which as mentioned presumably made this a lot more achievable.


#5

Car is black…plastic is black too, which sounds like it’s going in my favour. I’m happy with anything under £100…it’s worth paying that and keeping it off my insurance.

How far do you guys think I can drive it now? The mirror electrics look exposed.


#6

you tried a scrap yard for bits and pieces if anything is broken… that and a Haynes manual


#7

Oh really :frowning: that sucks

Black ford fiesta zetec


#8

I’m really not practical…I’d rather avoid anything apart from basic maintenance


#9

I punched off a van’s wing mirror once cause they were being a total prick to me whilst I was cycling. It felt great.

The casing on the back of my bfs wing mirror is missing and I may or may not be responsible for it.


#10

I believe it is illegal to drive, but you should be ok getting to a garage.


#11

Does he…own a van?


#12

Are the two things interrelated by any chance?!


#13

Haha!


#14

When I did mine I stuck it all back together with blu tack and it worked a charm for the week or so it took for me to get to a garage.


#15

Fuck man, just get a roll of black gaffer tape and a the mirror out of a makeup compact and you’ll be golden, no?


#16

Don’t fucking take it to halfords. Try a car scrap yard or a local independent car shop who’ll be able to source and replace.


#17

@cervantes
no comment


#18

You have to have two mirrors (including rearview) at all times, so as long as the others are okay he should be fine!


#19

This is where I state it’s my tv’s car and want to destroy the evidence…


#20

Meant as a reply to @1101010