It is estimated that by 2020, almost 50% of cars on the road will have some sort of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) installed as a key safety feature. These necessary, but complicated, systems can require detailed recalibration if your windshield is replaced. This service is usually covered by most insurance companies, but finding an experienced auto glass provider to help with recalibration can be difficult. If you have your windshield repaired or replaced at Only 1 Auto Glass, our team of trained technicians can perform ADAS recalibration to get your vehicle back to new.
What is ADAS?
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, or ADAS, are appearing in cars more frequently than ever before. These systems are responsible for many features designed to keep you and other drivers safe. Features can include collision avoidance, lane departure warnings, and even windshield wipers that help detect falling rain. These features typically rely on the use of one or several cameras pointed out the windshield to detect passing cars, pedestrians, or lane indicators. When your windshield breaks, these cameras may require recalibration to work properly with the new windshield.
Insurance companies will usually pay for what it takes to get your car back to the point it was at before your broken windshield. This means not only fixing the windshield, but fixing the ADAS system, as well. Static recalibration involves a known environment with known targets. The technician will use the car's cameras to focus on the target and then calibrate the camera. Following the recalibration, the technician will test drive your car to make sure the calibration was completed correctly, and the ADAS is working properly. Static recalibration can sometimes get your ADAS aligned on its own, while other times, it must be paired with dynamic recalibration. Your particular make and model vehicle will have specific requirements that our team is well versed in.
Similar to static recalibration, a technician must focus the car's cameras on known targets. The difference with dynamic recalibration is that the car is moving at a safe speed, along well-marked roads. The cameras work to focus on moving targets along the ride, and the technician works to recalibrate the systems, so they read moving targets correctly. Unlike most other auto glass repair companies, Only 1 Auto Glass is able to perform a dynamic recalibration on site.
At Only 1 Auto Glass, we want your car to be as good as new following a cracked or broken car windshield. Recalibrating the ADAS following your window replacement will keep your windshield working properly for your safety. Our team is professional, knowledgeable, and passionate about providing excellent customer service. To learn more about our services and how we can help you, contact our team today.