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Filed under Mirror Glass, Money Saving Tips, Tips & Tutorials

This is far and away the question we are asked the most!  Afterall with dealerships charging $500.00, $600.00, maybe even $1000.00 or more to replace the mirror head assembly…  Replacing just the driver side mirror glass or passenger side mirror glass is an attractive and economical alternative!

The thing is…  Some folks can be intimidated by tackling a project like this themselves, they worry that it will be too difficult or time consuming.  This couldn’t be further from the truth!  Replacing a broken side mirror is actually quite fast and easy!

Let’s have a look at what it takes.  Below I have listed the steps along with a simple diagram for replacing a broken side mirror with one of our best selling replacement auto mirror glass options, the Burco Redi Cut®.

Step by step installation instructions for replacing a broken side mirror with a Burco Redi Cut® replacement auto mirror glass.

Step by step installation instructions for replacing a broken side mirror with a Burco Redi Cut® replacement auto mirror glass.

  1. Remove all existing glass from the mirror head’s plastic inner platform (backing plate).
  2. Clean backing plate with rubbing alcohol.  Clean back of replacement mirror with Burco Window Glo® or other glass cleaner.
  3. Apply the Burco Redi Stick® adhesive patches to the replacement auto mirror glass back or to the backing plate itself.
  4. Align and press replacement auto mirror glass to the backing plate.
  5. Clean the installed Burco Redi Cuts® mirror with Burco Window Glo® or other urethane-safe glass cleaner.

If you have any questions, as always I value your feedback, you can contact me via the “Contact Us” link to the right, or if you prefer to call me directly I am here to answer your questions Monday through Friday 9 AM/CST – 5 PM/CST toll free at 1-888-482-2279!

Comments (7) Posted by Bill H. on Friday, December 31st, 2010

Filed under Center Caps, New Items, Tips & Tutorials

Are you looking for a set of 8 lug center caps for your Chevrolet or GMC truck?  Chances are you’ve found quite a few!  The problem is you want a set that bolts on rather than snaps on so you don’t have to worry about them falling off or being stolen… Right?  Well look no further because TODAY is your LUCKY DAY!

Set of Four Chrome Chevrolet, GMC Truck 8 Lug Bolt On Center Caps

This is a set of four (4) aftermarket 8 lug bolt on center caps with threaded bolt caps compatible with most Chevrolet or GMC 8 lug wheels.  They were designed to fit the following vehicles with 8 lug wheels:

2000-2010 Chevrolet Silverado, Chevrolet Avalanche, Chevrolet Suburban & Chevrolet Van (1500, 2500, 3500)
2000-2010 GMC Sierra, GMC Yukon, GMC Suburban & GMC Van (1500, 2500, 3500)

Keep in mind that these are not universal center caps, these are bolt on center caps.  

Set of Four Chevrolet, GMC Truck 8 Lug Bolt On Center Caps

Your wheels need to be of the correct size and specifications for these to work, and your lug nuts need to have outside thread for the center caps to tighten down on.  All bolt on center caps and bolt on hubcaps are made to fit a particular wheel.  The depth that the center cap or hubcap sits need to be perfect in order for the locking mechanism to reach the lugs and every wheel is different.  Also the holes in the center cap or hubcap need to be the same distance apart as the wheel in order to bolt up and this differs from model to model.  Basically what I’m trying to say is, there are no universal hubcaps or center caps which are “bolt on”  because every vehicle is different.

With that in mind these center caps will fit most 8 lug GM wheels including those pictured below:

GM 8 Lug Steel WheelGM 8 Lug WheelGM 8 Lug Wheel

If you have any questions, as always I value your feedback, you can contact me via the “Contact Us” link to the right, or if you prefer to call me directly I am here to answer your questions Monday through Friday 9 AM/CST – 5 PM/CST toll free at 1-888-482-2279!

Comments (4) Posted by Bill H. on Thursday, December 30th, 2010

Filed under Mirror Glass, Money Saving Tips, Tips & Tutorials
Burco Redi Cuts replacement mirrors meet or exceed the specifications of your vehicle
Burco Redi Cuts replacement mirrors meet or exceed the specifications of your vehicle

 

When you replace a broken side-view mirror with a Burco Redi Cuts replacement mirror, congratulate yourself for being savvy enough to locate a replacement mirror that’s as good as or better than your original.

Burco Redi Cuts are top quality and deliver the performance, looks and clarity for optimal viewing, and best of all ? There’s a Burco Redi-Cuts® replacement mirror glass for virtually every vehicle on the road.

Burco Redi Cuts® replacement mirrors meet or exceed the specifications of your vehicle’s original manufacturer’s mirror. In fact Burco Redi Cuts® are the only replacement mirrors to meet or exceed Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 111 specifications!

Every Burco Redi Cuts® replacement mirror is an exact match to your existing mirror. That means it will have the same size, shape, bend and features. Plus Burco backs every Burco Redi Cuts® installed by a Certified Glass Shop with its Break-Free Replacement Guarantee.

Installation is quick and easy, typically taking about 30 minutes. No long waits, going without a vehicle or paying for a costly mirror head assembly.  There’s a Burco Redi Cuts® replacement mirror glass for virtually every vehicle on the road in heated, non-heated, signal, heated-signal, high-bend convex and blue glass.

If you have any questions, as always I value your feedback, you can contact me via the “Contact Us” link to the right, or if you prefer to call me directly I am here to answer your questions Monday through Friday 9 AM/CST – 5 PM/CST toll free at 1-888-482-2279!

Comments (1) Posted by Bill H. on Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

Filed under Safety Tips, Tips & Tutorials

Winter is right around the corner, for those of us in the Midwest that means icy roads, snow drifts and road salt. That also means if you are living in an area that is affected by the change of seasons you should be thinking about winterizing your vehicle. The following list details the steps you should be taking in order to winterize your car and be prepared for the upcoming season…

Check Your Tire Pressure.

Check Your Tire Pressure.

Check Your Tires -

If you have snow tires which improve traction now is the time to think about having them put on. If you don’t live in a particularly cold area, you’ll probably just want to check and maintain the pressure in the tires you already have.Take a test drive. If your tires lose traction when you break hard on wet roads or if you lose traction accelerating uphill you will need to inflate your tires because they shrink in cold weather. In fact, for every 10-degree Fahrenheit change in temperature, your tire’s inflation pressure will change by about 1 psi. Plus inflated tires also help protect against wheel damage if you hit potholes.

This is also the time you’ll want to replace any lost or damaged hubcaps and wheel covers as they protect your wheel against the damaging corrosion caused by road salt.

Check Your Engine Fluids.

Check Your Engine Fluids.

Check Your Fluids -

If you didn’t change your anti-freeze last year, you’ll want to do it now. Your car’s antifreeze keeps your car’s engine, radiator and hoses from freezing, and it also prevents engine corrosion.You should also change your engine oil about now. Check with your owners manual to see what kind of motor oil your car needs in the winter. Most cars have recommended oil grades of 5W-30, 10W-30 or 10W-40.

Lube Those Hinges -

There’s nothing worse than being frozen out of your own car. To keep your doors opening and closing in even the coldest weather, applying some petroleum jelly to the door’s hinges and door latches.If it’s your lock that’s frozen, use a lighter or a match to heat the key briefly. Then put it into the lock and turn gently. You can also use a lock de-icer.

Check or Change Your Battery.

Check or Change Your Battery.

Check or Change Your Battery -

Cold temperatures can cut the life of your battery in half, mostly because it takes a lot more power to start your car when it is cold outside. And batteries don’t give any notice before they decide to quit. You can test your battery by buying a battery hydrometer from your local auto parts store. You will also want to make sure the cables have no corrosion and that the connections are tight.If your vehicle battery is older than three years, have it tested at a certified automotive repair facility, batteries tend to last about three years and then fail suddenly.

Prepare an Emergency Kit.

Prepare an Emergency Kit.

Prepare an Emergency Kit -

Get an emergency kit together to store in the back of your car. It should contain jumper cables, tire chains and a tool kit. Load up on a few pounds of kitty litter or sand in case you need to get out of a slippery situation, and keep an ice scraper and a shovel in the trunk.

Finally, don’t forget to stock up on flares, flashlights, blankets and first aid supplies.

If you have any questions, as always I value your feedback, you can contact me via the “Contact Us” link to the right, or if you prefer to call me directly I am here to answer your questions Monday through Friday 9 AM/CST – 5 PM/CST toll free at 1-888-482-2279!

Comments (0) Posted by Bill H. on Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

Filed under New Items, News, Rally Wheels, Tips & Tutorials

You asked for it! You’ve got it! 15 X 8 Rally Style Wheels with Center Caps and Trim Rings are now back in stock and ready to ship!

Set Of Four (4) 15 X 8 Rally Style Wheels with Center Caps and Trim Rings

Set Of Four (4) 15 X 8 Rally Style Wheels with Center Caps and Trim Rings

This brand new set of four (4) Replica Rally Style Wheels is designed and manufactured to the highest appearance and dimension standards. They are an excellent choice whether you are looking to upgrade your basic original equipment steel or alloy wheels!

15x8 aftermarket rally style wheels with centers and trim rings

15x8 aftermarket rally style wheels with centers and trim rings

This set of four (4) brand new, 15×8″ aftermarket rally style wheels with centers and trim rings has the following specifications:

Wheel/Rim Size: 15 X 8
Bolt Pattern: 5 X 4.75
Back Spacing: 4 1/8
Finish: Silver Wheel / Chrome Cap / Stainless Trim Ring

These steel wheels are BRAND NEW, never installed. The wheels are painted silver with clearcoat. The centers are strong ABS chrome plastic and the trim rings are stainless steel.

If this isn’t what you were looking for we have an extensive stock of factory replacement wheels, all available at huge discounts! Everything from basic original equipment steel wheels to high end alloy wheels, are available right here!

To search our database of factory replacement wheels,which includes; hubcaps, wheel covers, center caps, wheels, head lights, tail lights, fog lights, side marker lights and mirrors click the link below.

Factory replacement wheels by make, model and year.

If you have any questions, as always I value your feedback, you can contact me via the “Contact Us” link to the right, or if you prefer to call me directly I am here to answer your questions Monday through Friday 9 AM/CST – 5 PM/CST toll free at 1-888-482-2279!

Comments (1) Posted by Bill H. on Monday, December 27th, 2010