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Optimum Road Safety with Stirling Rear View Mirrors

Aerodynamic Motorised Heated Convex Rear View Mirror Aerodynamic Motorised Heated Convex Rear View Mirror - Class IIIStirling Accessories manufactures an extensive range of rear view mirrors for commercial motor vehicles, caravans and armoured vehicles; as well as trucks, trailers, buses and bakkies.

“For optimum safety on the roads and during the loading and unloading of materials, it is critical that the driver has clear vision, not only of what’s in front and behind the vehicle, but he also needs to be fully aware of what’s on either side,” says Keith Russon, CEO, Stirling Accessories. “Safety provided by rear view mirrors depends on the quality of materials used and standards implemented during manufacture, as well as correct installation and accurate adjustment of each mirror.”

The range of Stirling Accessories interior and side rear view mirrors, which is E-compliant and meets European specifications, also adheres to stringent SABS M and N standards for six Classes for rear view mirrors (1436 – 1994 specifications).

The company has made a substantial investment in the latest machinery and testing facilities and has a technical team committed to developing advances for design and safety. Every component is subjected to harsh impact, bending and vibration testing to ensure the unit is able to withstand the toughest operating conditions.

This range of rear view mirrors also adheres to the exact design specifications of vehicle manufacturers. These units are available in various sizes and shapes, including a streamlined option based on previous designs of vehicles, as well as a modern aerodynamic design for the latest vehicles.

An important component of these rear view mirrors is the use of high quality materials that include reflecting surface flat and convex glass with a shatterproof backing which enhances safety in the event of an accident. There is also a blind spot mirror option for greater visibility.

Mirrors with a plastic ABS back, with UV and heat resistance, are perfect for extended service life in harsh South African conditions. The unit will not distort, but maintains its shape and design in all environments.

Motorised rear view mirrors for heavy duty applications enable the driver to adjust the unit from inside the vehicle. A heat control facility eliminates mist for clear vision, enhancing safety.

For heavy duty truck and bus applications, where there can be as many as five rear view mirrors necessary, units from Classes II to VI are recommended. The glass has a 3mm thickness, with a shatterproof backing. Depending on the Class, these mirrors have an 1800mm radius (Classes II and III) or a 400mm radius (Classes IV – VI).

In the event of damage or breakage, the company offers the market the option of either replacing the mirror arm, the rear view mirror, or just the replacement mirror glass. The company also custom-designs and manufactures mirror arms to exact required specifications.

Stirling Accessories, which specialises in the manufacture and supply of a wide range of quality automotive components throughout Africa, marks over 60 years of business this year.

The full range of replacement parts includes mirrors and mirror arms, lamps and beacons, as well as electrical and general components. Reflectors, chevrons and warning triangles, as well as roof carriers and fishing rod racks are also available.

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