Vehicle mirrors work as safety tools that allow drivers a broader and better view around their vehicle. Flat or convex, they provide many vision options. With the right mirrors, the driver can see his blind spots along the side or front of their vehicle. Commercial vehicle mirrors differ not only in quality but also their functionality. And that is why you should take your time while shopping for commercial mirrors for your vehicle....
What do you look out for When Buying Commercial Vehicle Mirrors?
To get the best mirror type, consider the size and shape of your vehicle. Some mirrors are perfect for longer vehicles, while others work for smaller ones. For instance, there are those specially designed to let you see the full length of a large truck, something that those designed for relatively small automobiles would not do.
Other options for commercial vehicles that you need to know about are truck rear view cameras. With these, you are covered with zero blind spots while on the road.
Pros and Cons of a Flat Mirror
The flat mirrors are the classic type that reflect you the actual symmetry of the image . With these, you can make informed decisions with ease because calculating the distance between your vehicle and other objects is straightforward. On the downside, flat mirrors reflect less image than a convex mirror creating a scenario where you are more likely to have a blind spot, and this can be a big problem when it comes to larger trucks and machinery.
Pros and Cons of Convex Mirrors
Convex mirrors have a curved glass surface that delivers a wider visual angle. They are ideal for the larger vehicles as they reflect a wider angle to give you a broader view of what is happening around the vehicle. If you are looking for trucks or machinery mirrors, these make the ideal option. The only downside with convex mirrors is that they give a slightly distorted picture. Things appear closer than they are in reality. However, most drivers are well aware of this and can use such mirrors even when driving in tight spots.
Looking for the best truck mirrors or a pair of quality bus mirrors? TransQuip offers a variety of quality flat and convex mirrors designed for large vehicles. Whether you are searching for a broader rear view or any other mirror parts, our company has it all, and so much more. Get in touch with us today or browse our range of options to check out the different categories we have in store.
OE Lights (Original Equipment)
O.E. lights means Original Equipment lights. They are unique to the vehicle model with features designed to offer optimal lighting based on the vehicle model. At TransQuip we offer all kinds of O.E automotive lights for commercial vehicles like Utes, Vans, Trucks and Buses....
What makes O.E. lights essential for Commercial Vehicles?
Driving a truck or bus in poor visibility is dangerous. Vehicle lights help all road users navigate when driving, even in high traffic, and adverse weather conditions. The reversing lights alert other drivers when a truck is backing, while brake lights notify everyone that you are bringing the speed of your vehicle down and indicators show your intention to turn.
What do you have to Consider when Buying a O.E. Lights?
TransQuip provides expert advice while offering a wide variety of original lights. O.E lights are made to fit a specific model vehicle so it is vital to get the correct fit. Most O.E lights have a number on the lens which can be used to identify it and many have standards markings to meet legal requirements like an ‘E’ mark. This is to ensure they are made to the required quality, which in turn helps keep our roads safe.
Also remember to specify the exact vehicle light you want, along with the lens colour. Some of those in stock include tail lights corner lights, or headlights, and many others. Let your vehicle model information guide you in making the right call. For example, parts designed for Mazda Utes and Vans are different from those built for Mitsubishi trucks and buses.
In case you need more than just lights for your vehicle, we are at your service to offer our expert advice on related accessories and parts you can use to improve your vehicle.
What kind of O.E. Lights TransQuip Stocks?
TransQuip has a huge range of O.E Lights including all of the below brands and more.
TransQuip stocks Original Equipment lights for most Trucks, Buses, Utes and Vans. Essentially we are the solution to your truck lights needs. For all your commercial vehicle lights, get in touch with TransQuip today or browse our range to see the available options.
Light Trailer Parts & Accessories
Important Light Trailer Parts and Accessories
All parts of a trailer are crucial as it must be roadworthy, so you need to ensure it is safe and mechanically sound at all times. Having a trailer is part of our culture in NZ, however we must remember that they need to be maintained as much as any other vehicle. They are often left parked away until the holiday season, or a trip to the dump is required. Understanding the key trailer components that are likely to fail is a big help in sustaining safety. This includes couplings, safety chains, tyres, and lights. Mind you, due to the normal wear and tear, you will need to be aware of all trailer accessories in case you need to replace any defective parts. If you are looking for such trailer parts NZ, TransQuip has the best trailer accessories....
Although there are many different trailer towing parts such as the trailer hitch parts and trailer lighting, and untold different trailer designs, two key things to check is that you are within the legal weight limits, and that your WOF and registration are current.
Maintaining the Trailer and its Parts
Cleaning your trailer after use is one tip to enhance its durability. Use soapy water and rinse it off with a hose when cleaning the combination tail lights, and the reflective plates to preserve their brightness. In addition, never forget to clean and grease all the moving parts and do a visual check to make sure it is mechanically sound. For boat trailers, it is a particularly good idea to wash them after every time they are immersed in the sea, because salty water can cause corrosion particularly on the metallic trailer brake parts. A thorough wash restores the luster on your trailer. Always keep it in mind that dirt and dust on moving parts can be detrimental to the functionality of your vehicle.
Greasing the moving parts of your trailer helps prevent corrosion and constant wearing out. Components such as the trailer hitch parts and winch require regular lubrication. The wheel bearings also need a thorough clean and grease to maintain their efficiency, especially after sitting still for a long period. Bearing protectors are another useful tool for maintaining your trailer bearings, especially on boat trailers where the axles are immersed in water. Purchase quality trailer parts from TransQuip to avoid disappointments. With durable trailer accessories, you incur a considerably low cost of maintenance.
Contact us today or browse the range of light trailer at parts and accessories at TransQuip to make your order. All our stores at Auckland and Christchurch have a wide variety of trailer components to suit your needs.