Are you using your rear-view mirror’s night mode properly?
Jerrica · May 29, 2020 06:37 PM
Many people never realise that their rear-view mirrors have a night time mode. We’re not just talking about the fancy rear-view mirrors with auto-dimming function, we’re also talking about conventional rear-view mirror that you can get on cars like the Perodua Myvi.
The night mode cuts out glaring lights when driving at night by darkening the most of the reflection. You will still see the headlights of cars behind you clearly but without the glare. This is especially helpful for drivers with astigmatism.
Fancier rear-view mirrors like in the Volvo XC40 and BMW 3-Series with its auto-dimming function will darken and cut out glare automatically. But if you have a conventional rear-view mirror, all you need to do is pull the little tab at the bottom of the mirror towards you.
The night mode doesn’t work when there is no glare to cut out. You will find yourself looking at a reflection of your car ceiling instead and not the rear-view. Always be sure to flip the night mode off once you’re out of the glare.
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