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Why ADAS Recalibration Is So Important After Windshield Replacement
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Why ADAS Recalibration Is So Important After Windshield Replacement

If you have recently had your car windows replaced, you may have noticed that your driver assistance tools are not working how they're supposed to be. You have to entirely remove all sensors to replace a front or rear windshield, and after that happens, your sensors don’t instantly return to normal when you turn the car on.

Learn more about ADAS calibration and why it is so crucial after windshield replacement.

What is ADAS calibration?

ADAS calibration refers to the process of resetting your car sensors so that automatic digital drive-assistance tools can work properly. ADAS stands for Advanced Driver Assistance System.

Depending on your car’s make and model, you can have any number of these ADAS tools in your vehicle:

  • Lane Keep Assist or Lane Departure Warning System
  • Blind-Spot Monitoring
  • Rear Windshield Backup Cameras
  • Pedestrian Monitoring Tools
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Collision Avoidance
  • Automatic Emergency Brakes

Why do you need to recalibrate your ADAS system after windshield replacement?

You may not have already realized this, but many of your car's cameras and sensors are attached directly to the front and rear windshields, which means that you need to take out the sensor devices fully before replacing a car windshield.

Regardless of if your windshield is cracked or just lightly damaged, as long as you replace the windshield, you’ll need to reinstall the sensor devices.

However, once you install the new windshield and put back all the sensor devices, it doesn’t mean your ADAS system is fully functional. Without the help of professionals recalibrating your ADAS system, you’ll be unable to use blind-spot monitoring, collision prevention, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, and numerous other features.

What other times should you recalibrate your ADAS system?

Whenever your car gets damaged, it is time to recalibrate your ADAS system, but there is no time more critical for ADAS recalibration than directly after replacing your windshield.

Also, recalibrate your ADAS system after:

  • Your side view windows are damaged
  • Your airbags are deployed
  • Your car is being fixed for collision damage
  • Your car’s height changes or tires are rotated
  • You replace any engine control modules, powertrain control modules, and engine control units

Trust Quality Counts Auto Glass for ADAS Recalibration

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Contact Quality Counts Auto Glass to schedule windshield replacement, repair, and ADAS recalibration.

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