If you own a newer vehicle, chances are it’s equipped with several safety features like collision avoidance, backup cameras, adaptive cruise control, lane assist, automated parking, and more. For these features to function properly, multiple cameras and sensors within your vehicle must be properly calibrated.
These cameras and sensors, which are connected to your auto glass, are critical components of your vehicle’s ADAS, which stands for advanced driver assist system. When you need a windshield replacement or repair, this system must be recalibrated to ensure your safety features can continue to protect you on the road.
Below, the windshield replacement experts explain what you need to know about ADAS calibration and why it’s so important when you have your auto glass serviced.
What Can Interfere With ADAS Functionality?
Getting a windshield replacement or windshield repairs will naturally throw off the alignment of the ADAS cameras connected to your windshield. But several other things can interfere with the alignment and functionality of those cameras and sensors. They include:
● Getting new tires
● Having your wheels aligned
● Getting in an accident, even if it didn’t cause windshield damage
● Installing aftermarket accessories on your vehicle
● Being involved in a minor fender bender
Anything that moves your ADAS cameras and sensors out of their designated position — even by just a millimeter — can disrupt the functionality of the system. And when the cameras and sensors aren’t properly aligned, your safety systems won’t be able to protect you and your passengers according to their design.
Getting ADAS Recalibration: What You Need to Know
If you’ve noticed your safety systems haven’t been performing as they normally do, it may be time to take your vehicle in for ADAS recalibration. And of course, when you need a windshield replacement or repair, expect to have the service performed too.
Depending on your vehicle manufacturer’s stipulations, your vehicle may require either static recalibration, dynamic recalibration, or both. Static recalibration is an in-shop procedure that requires about an hour to perform. Dynamic recalibration also requires about an hour and involves driving your vehicle on well-marked roadways with portable calibration tools plugged in.
If you need ADAS calibration as part of your windshield replacement, expect the overall cost to be greater than that for a standard windshield replacement. And, because the calibration procedure requires additional time, be prepared for your appointment to take longer than it would for a standard windshield.
Schedule Your Windshield Replacement Calibration with ADAS Today
When you need ADAS windshield calibration, whether you’re getting a windshield replacement or your sensors and cameras got thrown off, get in touch with our team at Only 1 Auto Glass. Our technicians are certified in ADAS calibration and we can pick up your vehicle for static calibration or perform dynamic calibration at your location. To learn more or schedule an appointment, give us a call at 651-789-1111 or request a free estimate. You can also send us a message to request more information.