Many cars come with a very cool safety feature that sometimes gets over looked. Literally, we look at it every day and 95% of the time don’t know its there! Auto-dimming mirrors -electrochromatic!
So I’m going to give a little back ground, then explain why this is a good feature to have. Driving during a dark, eerie night, on a road with no natural or man-made lighting may be fun, as long as you and your car are the only ones on that road. When an incoming vehicle approaches, its headlights turn into your eyes’ worst enemy. When it comes from the front, for brief second, everything turns black. When it comes from the rear, your vision retracts, desperately trying to battle the glare of the other vehicle’s headlights. Dimming mirrors are intended to counteract the Troxler Fading Effect. This phenomenon occurs when you try to focus your vision to a single point in space for more than 20 seconds. This will make a stimulus outside the range of sight fade away. Check out this diagram for instance.Woody’s Automotive Group! We have hundreds of cars with this feature!! For our hours and directions click here!