Thursday, 21 March 2019 22:35

Eau Claire, WI, Auto Body Shop Sees Increase in Side Mirror Repairs

Written by Jessica Bringe, WEAU 13 News

If you've been driving around Eau Claire, WI, you might have noticed a number of vehicles missing a side mirror.


With snow banks creating narrow roads, Superior Auto Body said it's seen about a 50 percent increase in the number of vehicles coming in for side mirror repairs.


The shop said mirror replacements cost an average of $200--$500 apiece. If it's a truck, it can be upwards of $1,500.


Damage appraiser Suzen Hong said, “I think that's attributed to ... a lot of hit and runs. People can't see each other, especially going around those corners that have snow on each side, [and] you just have a collision.”


The auto body shop said in order to avoid collisions, make sure to be careful around blind driveways. You're advised to creep up slowly to make sure other vehicles aren't coming. It's also a good idea to fold in your side mirror if you're parked on the street.


We thank WEAU 13 News for reprint permission.