Advanced Driver Assist Systems probably aren’t something that you’re too familiar with, let alone aware of. ADAS is responsible for the automatic systems in your car, such as cruise control, automatic emergency braking, and impact warnings. The ADAS in your car relies on sensors in order to function properly, so if those sensors are damaged or misaligned, you’ll need to call for ADAS calibration.
Some of the functions of ADAS are simple. All cars have headlights and windshield wipers– it’s pretty much impossible to imagine driving without them. Others are more innovative and modern, such as automatic emergency braking if your vehicle senses a pedestrian or adaptive cruise control that accounts for cars driving ahead of you. These technical functions need to be aligned precisely. There are three kinds of ADAS calibration: dynamic, static, and dual. Dynamic calibration involves the hired professional driving the vehicle at specific speeds in order to calibrate and can often be done with our mobile service. While static or dual calibration allows the calibration process to happen with specialized tools working on your stationary vehicle, but it must be done in our shop.
When you keep up on your ADAS calibration, you won’t have to worry about misalignment and lack of needed functionality. You might need to get your ADAS calibrated for things like getting your car’s windshield replaced or after an accident. Even tire replacements might mean you need ADAS calibration. It’s better to be safe than sorry, so make sure you stay aware of your ADAS and when it needs to be calibrated. Our team is experienced in ADAS calibration, so give us a call at McConnell Auto Glass today! We are also a preferred vendor for insurance companies.