Volvo’s Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) is a popular upgrade for our customers at Leikin Motor Companies. One of my customers recently said it was a non-negotiable option that had to be installed on his next car. But if you can’t afford the $700 option, you might do well to read this article from Car & Driver.
How To: Adjust Your Mirrors to Avoid Blind Spots by Car & Driver
The basic idea is that most people don’t use their outside mirrors to their advantage. According to the article, the rearview mirror inside the car should be used to see what’s directly behind you, while the outside mirrors should be used to view vehicles far to the side of the car. It’s an interesting idea that might take a while to get used to. And after almost running a VW off the road a couple of years ago, I’m thinking it might be worth a try!
H/T Richard Nofsinger via Facebook