If you've just had a windshield repair or replacement done on your car, it's important to have ADAS calibration done as well. Many people don't realize this and end up not getting the calibration done, which can lead to problems down the road. In this blog post, we will discuss why ADAS calibration is so important and what can happen if you don't have it done.
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, or ADAS for short, are systems that are designed to help make driving safer and easier. These systems use sensors and cameras to monitor the surroundings of the vehicle and provide information to the driver. Some examples of ADAS systems are lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, and more.
ADAS systems rely on sensors and cameras to function properly. These camera sensors are connected to your car and typically mounted behind the windshield. So this means that any changes that you've done to your car, particularly to the windshield, can potentially throw off the calibration of your ADAS.
ADAS systems are designed to help keep you safe on the road. If these systems are not properly calibrated, they may not be able to function correctly and could actually end up putting you in danger. For example, if your lane departure warning systems are not properly calibrated, you could end up veering out of your lane without realizing it. This is obviously a very dangerous situation to be in. Or if your automatic emergency braking system is not calibrated properly, it may not be able to detect an obstacle in time and could cause you to get into a collision.
As you can see, it's very important to have your ADAS system calibrated after any changes are made to your car, particularly to the windshield. If you're not sure if your car needs to be calibrated, it's always best to err on the side of caution and have it done. It's a relatively quick and easy process that can save you a lot of trouble down the road.
No, not all cars have ADAS systems. However, many new cars do come with at least one ADAS system. Majority of the vehicles released in 2016 and beyond likely have an ADAS system. If you're not sure if your car has an ADAS system or not, you can check your owner's manual or contact the dealership. But usually, the more expensive and newer the car, the more likely it is to have multiple ADAS systems.
If you've made changes to your car, like a windshield repair or replacement, you will need to have your ADAS system recalibrated. However, if you have not made any changes to your car, your ADAS system should not need calibration done on it unless specified by the manufacturer.
But if you feel like your ADAS system is not working correctly, you can always take it in to get checked and calibrated if needed.
ADAS calibration involves making sure that the sensors and cameras in your car are properly calibrated to work with the ADAS system. There are two methods of calibration: static and dynamic.
Static calibration is the preferred method as it is more accurate. This method involves the car being stationary while the technician goes through and calibrates each sensor one by one.
Dynamic calibration is less accurate but can be done if static calibration is not possible. This method involves the car being driven while the technician calibrates the sensors.
The type of calibration that your car needs will be specified by the manufacturer. So it's important to follow their instructions.
The cost of ADAS calibration can vary depending on the make and model of your car as well as the type of ADAS system. However, it's generally not a very expensive procedure and is often covered under insurance. It usually costs anywhere from $200 to $300 to get ADAS calibration done.
This is relatively way more affordable than dealing with the consequences of an improperly calibrated ADAS system. A couple of hundred bucks is a small price to pay to ensure your safety on the road.
If you've had a windshield repair or replacement done, the best thing to do is to take your car to a certified ADAS calibration facility. They will have the equipment and expertise necessary to properly calibrate your system.
At Bright Auto Glass, we have certified professionals who can properly calibrate your ADAS system. We have the latest and greatest equipment to ensure that your system is calibrated correctly.
From calibrating your steering angle sensors to configuring your camera target locations, we'll make sure that your ADAS sensors are working properly so you can have peace of mind when you're on the road.
If you need ADAS calibration, don't hesitate to give us a call or schedule an appointment on our website. We'll be more than happy to help you out!