Windshield Calibration

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Windshield Calibration

It’s important to get the windshield adjusted. This modifies the vehicle’s camera functions to fulfill OEM requirements. This ensures that your lane departure alerts, adaptive braking, and other safety features will keep working as designed even if you need to replace your windshield.

Can you explain what you mean by “Windshield Calibration”?
Maintaining a properly calibrated windshield is crucial for driving safety. To ensure that your lane departure alerts, adaptive braking, and other safety features continue to function when the windshield is replaced, this procedure modifies the camera’s operation.

Windshields can be installed in a variety of methods.

Dynamic Recalibration: For this camera recalibration, the car must be driven at a specific speed for a set period of time along a clearly outlined route under ideal conditions. This could take up to an hour, again depending on the type of car. This calibration is meant to familiarize the vehicle with the road conditions so that it can perform its duties more effectively.

Static Recalibration: Calibrating the system statically entails placing a target picture on a fixture in front of the car. In this case, driving isn’t included because it’s more important to maintain a static setting in order to evaluate the performance of the cameras. This could take an hour or more to complete, depending on the car’s make and model.

Recalibration of an ADAS camera will incur additional fees. The cost to make the necessary adjustments to your vehicle will vary. Your insurance company will pay to have the camera repositioned and the windshield replaced if you file a claim. 

When it comes to replacing and repairing windshields, Auto Glass Pros of Laguna Hills is Orange County’s most innovative service. We’ve earned a solid reputation for our promptness, efficiency, and the quality of our repairs. Each vehicle is cared for as if it were our own, and we guarantee 100% satisfaction. To ensure your safety and the highest quality of service, we always follow the manufacturer’s recommendations when replacing a windshield.

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What is windshield calibration?

At this point, you may be wondering what it means to “calibrate” a windshield.

When talking about an ADAS-equipped vehicle, “calibrating a windshield” actually refers to calibrating the camera mounted on or near the windshield. In this case, it is not the glass itself that requires preparation, but rather the camera.

A calibrated windshield is necessary for what reason?
Cameras used for ADAS systems cannot readjust themselves if they are relocated. This means having a professional calibrate the vehicle after performing basic maintenance like replacing the windscreen. All of the ADAS cameras on your windshield will be properly positioned and facing the right way. This paves the way for the advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) in your car to function properly. Some examples are adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, and collision avoidance braking.

The windshield’s cameras and sensors are calibrated as a unit as part of the ADAS process to ensure optimal operation. Accidents can occur if the vehicle’s advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) aren’t properly configured.

When should the windscreen be adjusted?
Any time the position of a forward-facing camera in a vehicle changes, calibration is required. Replacing the windshield is an integral part of most auto repairs that necessitate recalibration of the windshield camera. Many manufacturers, however, have started mandating that windshield cameras be recalibrated after any sort of collision or after having the wheels aligned.

Can you tell me when it’s time to get your windshield fixed?
The following are common causes for requiring a windscreen recalibration for ADAS systems:

  • The windscreen was replaced.
  • Straightening the rims
  • Alterations to the suspension
  • Modify or remove the camera.

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