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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 recently had your car windows replaced, you may have noticed that your driver assistance tools are not working how they should. You have to remove all sensors to replace a front or rear windshield; 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 crucial after windshield replacement.

What is ADAS Calibration?

ADAS calibration refers to 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, meaning you need to take out the sensor devices fully before replacing a car windshield.

Regardless of whether 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. With the help of professionals recalibrating your ADAS system, you'll be able 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

What Is the Calibration Process?

The calibration process starts by pre-scanning the vehicle sensors to find out where their alignment is and how they are functioning.

Once the report is finished, the technicians will make the appropriate adjustments for the cameras and sensors to ensure they are in the correct placement and that everything is fine-tuned. To finish, they do a diagnostic scan to make sure all components are aligned correctly.

The calibration is completed through two forms: dynamic, requiring the vehicle to be in motion, and static, requiring the car to stay fixed. Your vehicle's manufacturer will determine the type of calibration you need based on the installed equipment.

Static

Static is completed with the vehicle parked, and it uses a scan tool for diagnostics, a calibration tool, and targets, along with lasers or measuring tapes. This calibration is always completed in a controlled environment.

The floor needs to be level; there can be no obstructions, uniform coloring in the floor and walls, and adjustable and consistent lighting without any reflective surfaces because this can interfere with the cameras and sensors.

Dynamic

Dynamic is completed while the car is in motion and conducted during a field test. A scan tool is attached to the vehicle as it's driven down the road, and parameters like road markings, specific speeds, and following other vehicles are tested to ensure the cameras and sensors are detecting them.

Trust Quality Counts Auto Glass for ADAS Recalibration

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Expert ADAS Calibration in Bradenton

The revolutionary features of your ADAS system help create convenience and comfort, keeping you and your loved ones safer behind the wheel.

For over 15 years, the Quality Counts Auto Glass team has been providing exceptional auto glass services that our clients know and trust, and we have you covered whether you need an ADAS calibration, windshield replacement, or window repair!

Our goal is to get you back on the road safely, and you can reach us by phone at 941-251-7817 or contact us online for your free quote today.

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