When the Windshield Helps Drive the Car, A Repair Takes Some Time
Our recent blog chatted about the importance of recalibration on vehicles that have Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). The majority of our modern vehicles have ADAS which is a safety feature that alerts drivers to potential problems on the road.
When damage occurs to your windshield and it needs replacing, this safety system needs to be recalibrated in order to continue working properly. Camera calibration is a complex process that not all auto glass repair companies offer. They may replace your windshield, but then they’ll send you to a dealership to have your camera re-calibrated- and you can’t rely on ADAS features until it’s done.
There are two types of windshield recalibration: static or dynamic. Different vehicles require one or the other, and some require both. Whether your vehicle requires static or dynamic recalibration, the process takes at least an hour to be completed correctly. This is why we say your windshield replacement should take a little bit of time.
Static Recalibration: this calibration typically tests the technological modules involved in your vehicle’s ADAS, while keeping external environmental factors constant.
Dynamic Calibration: this process is performed by driving your vehicle for a prescribed distance, at a prescribed speed.
Either process should take place in a specialized shop that has the tools and expertise to complete the job.
As auto technology continues to evolve, Apollo Glass will stay informed, and adjust our practices accordingly. We offer in-house recalibration in Buffalo, MN on every vehicle worked on. Technicians complete auto glass repair and forward-facing camera recalibration in a single appointment to minimize any disruption for our clients and to ensure safety when a vehicle returns to the road. Contact Apollo Glass today to schedule your auto glass replacement and ADAS calibration.