These days, more and more cars come equipped with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). These systems come in many forms, from things like automatic headlights and windshield wipers, which have been around for some time, to newer innovations like backup cameras and automatic emergency braking systems. What many people don’t know is that ADAS need to be checked and recalibrated after any windshield repair in order to continue to provide accurate readings and protection. Fortunately, our team at McConnell Auto Glass has the right experience and equipment to provide ADAS calibration services, and in this article, we’ll be going over some more key information you need to know about the process.
Types of ADAS Calibration
First, there are three types of ADAS calibration: dynamic, static, and dual. Static calibration is done while your car is stationary, while dynamic calibration requires the technician to take your car for a drive, and dual calibration requires both. Dynamic calibration is actually the simplest to perform, and our team can often complete this process as a mobile service. However, each vehicle’s calibration needs will vary, so we look at each case on an individual basis to determine whether you need to bring your vehicle in or not.
When to Get ADAS Calibration
In addition to getting ADAS calibration services after a windshield replacement, you’ll also need to use this service following a few other repairs or adjustments. All manufacturers require ADAS calibration after a collision, or when there’s a change in your tires or ride height. Lastly, your vehicle will have a warning light to inform you when you need to get your ADAS checked out. Our team has extensive experience with this process, and we are a preferred vendor for insurance companies, so you can count on us to make your car as good as new.