If you have a broken side mirror on your Mitsubishi, the first question you may be asking is, “How much will it cost to replace the side mirror?”
The answer? It depends on several factors, including labor and the cost of the replacement unit. This guide will help you put together an accurate cost estimate for replacing your Mitsubishi side mirror.
The Cost of a Replacement Side Mirror
First, let’s figure out how much a replacement unit will cost. We always recommend buying an OEM side mirror. Aftermarket side mirrors come with too many issues that will end up costing you more money in the long run.
OEM Mitsubishi side mirrors come in many different variations. First off, there’s a variation for each Mitsubishi model to ensure precise fitment. Next, there are sub-variations, each of which has a set of unique features.
For example, the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander has several sub-variations of the side mirror designed just for it. One sub-variation (part no. 7632C576) is pretty basic without a turn lamp. Another sub-variation (part no. 7632C632) comes with some bells and whistles, including a turn lamp and blind spot warning.
To find all the side mirror sub-variations for your Mitsubishi, look up your model in our catalog and then choose the best one that meets your needs.
Once you decide on the sub-variation for your model, take a look at the price. You can buy one from a Mitsubishi dealer, but they mark up their prices by a lot. If you’re on a budget, you’d be better off ordering the side mirror online from a reputable OEM parts website (like us). We offer great discounted prices for all genuine OEM Mitsubishi parts.
The Cost of Labor
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Once you have the price of a replacement side mirror for your car, it’s time to figure out how much labor will cost. As far as labor goes, you have two options:
- Paying a shop to replace the side mirror
- Replacing the side mirror yourself
Depending on the complexity of the mirror installation, the project will take between 1 and 2 hours. On average, a Mitsubishi dealer will charge $100 per hour for labor. That means you’ll be paying up to $200 for labor alone.
If you’re open to the idea of replacing the side mirror yourself, you just have to factor in the value of your time. For example, if you value your time at $30 per hour, then the project will cost up to $60 in lost time. That’s still a whole lot less than forking over $200 to a shop, plus you won't actually be paying anything.
Now that you have the cost of a replacement side mirror and an estimated cost of labor, you can add these two costs together for an accurate estimate.