The Truck Champ Towing Mirrors Learning Center
Importance of Towing Mirrors
As the number of trucks and SUVs on the road continues to rise, and some are taller than before, towing mirrors are becoming indispensable. Whether you are taking to the highways for a vacation or sporting event, or tackling a tough hauling job, the right towing mirror is a necessity. TruckChamp’s cutting-edge towing mirrors make every trip easier. And the increasing versatility of functional styles brings a new level of confidence that comes with knowing that you are hauling your gear with maximum safety and visibility. Truck Champ offers towing mirrors that are designed to meet your specific towing challenges − boats, campers, cars, trailers, fifth-wheelers − you name it. Yet they are versatile in adjusting for normal driving conditions when you are not towing.
In addition, this new breed of towing mirrors addresses more than safety because they look good and add distinctive pizzazz to your vehicle. They are easier to install than ever, and their quality is higher due to advanced technologies and durable materials engineered to support your driving efforts down the many roads ahead.
When selecting a towing mirror from Truck Champ, you will encounter a rare level of customer service and professional expertise gained from our 35 years in the business. Based on our reputation, experience and knowledge, we offer only the highest grade towing mirrors at reasonable prices. We will not offer poorly manufactured products to our customers. Our towing mirrors are fully guaranteed and you can expect speedy shipment within 24-48 hours from our multiple warehouse locations throughout the U.S. to your address anywhere across the globe. If you need assistance with a purchase, or answers to your questions before or after a purchase, please feel free to call us at 888-244-5908.
Types of Towing Mirrors
Truck Champ offers manual towing mirrors and electric telescopic power towing mirrors. They are adjustable and extendable, and available in heating (eliminating frost) and non-heating models. These towing mirrors fold, either manually or electronically, when you need to steer into tight spaces or upon impact. They will fit either side of your truck or SUV. We also have towing mirrors with LED lights that synchronize to your turn signal. Universal towing mirrors mount to stock side-view mirrors to provide an even wider field of vision and superior maneuvering.
Replacing the Dreaded Blind Spot with Peace of Mind
When considering the benefits of having the correct towing mirror for your vehicle, nothing is more important than SAFETY or ACCIDENT PREVENTION − for you, your family and friends, and others on the road. As truck or SUV operators in our own driveways, and on the highways, we are all critically concerned about whether people, objects, or other vehicles behind and to the side of us are visible. Furthermore, the right towing mirror ensures a safe and clear line of sight when passing another vehicle or changing lanes.
Of utmost concern is the safety of children, as SUVs and trucks get taller, and the blind spots on these vehicles are wider. According to Janette Fennell, of the advocacy group "Kids and Cars", "...in the last four years between 100-150 of the 2,500 children backed over each year are killed. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that between 2001-2003 almost 7,500 children were treated in emergency rooms for injuries caused by backover accidents." Because you cannot avoid hitting what you cannot see, the driver must take every safety precaution to ensure the no one, or no vehicle, is in the blind spot.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation's NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), ". . . not all trailers require the tow vehicle to be equipped with extended side-view mirrors. But if you are towing a trailer that is wider than your tow vehicle, you will need extended side-view mirrors to see rear- and side-approaching traffic."
Additional benefits to having good towing mirrors include:
- Avoiding the high monetary costs of collisions and the subsequent increase in insurance rates
- Replacing an old or damaged mirror that is unsafe, unattractive, and not getting the job done
- Upgrading from low quality mirrors that are easily damaged or unsightly
- Taking advantage of the new aerodynamic mirrors that look great and eliminate vibrations and wind whistle
- Having the ability to adjust the mirror to your maximum viewing angle
- Knowing that you are not attaching a towing mirror with cheap extenders that will come loose or even fall off