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It’s inconvenient enough to need a windshield replacement. Finding the time to take care of the replacement isn’t always easy, which is why many people put off fixing their windshield. We understand your need to take care of business, so we offer mobile auto glass replacement services to help you get the replacement you need on your terms. Our technicians drive fully-stocked trucks with all of the specialized tools we use here in the shop. We can come to your home or workplace in the Westminster, CO area to replace your windshield so that you don’t have to take time out of your day to meet us at our location. We offer all of our mobile auto glass replacement and repair services at no additional cost.
From vehicle models 2016 and newer, most cars have some sort of ADAS feature, and this will only continue to grow and develop in the future. But as the system heavily relies on the windshield camera for proper function, any damage to the glass can result in a need for recalibration. If the camera isn't calibrated correctly, it can throw off the entire system and cause false readings which could lead to accidents.
ADAS calibration is important to do after any windshield replacement or repair to make sure that the safety features in your car are working as they should. Not only is it the law in some states, but getting a windshield calibration is the best way to make sure that your car's ADAS is functioning properly. This will give you peace of mind knowing that you and your family are as safe as possible when out on the road.
Depending on your vehicle manufacturer, there are two types of processes that are used when calibrating a windshield camera—static and dynamic processes.
Static Calibration is being done in an environment that is controlled, without having the need to drive the car. A technician sets up the targets and vehicle specs before connecting the camera for re-programming it. This process requires the use of sensitive and special equipment like a camera and sensor calibration tool.
While Dynamic Calibration is also referred to as Mobile Calibration. The term was derived due to the need for the calibration process to use a hand-help unit that's directly plugged into the vehicle. And once the unit is attached, a technician will then have to drive the car following a set of specific driving maneuvers at a manufacturer-prescribed speed across a set of distances within optimum weather conditions on well-marked roads.
At Bright Auto Glass, we use both static and dynamic processes depending on your car's needs. We make sure that our technicians use the latest tools and equipment to properly calibrate your camera. We understand that each car is different, and we will make sure to use the right process for your vehicle.
Bright Auto Glass is located in Westminster, CO. We also service the following areas: Arvada, Lakewood, Englewood, Littleton, Centennial, Aurora, Thornton, Westminster, Broomfield, and Boulder. If your city isn’t listed here, reach out to see how we might be able to help!
While the specific time varies depending on your car model and the severity of the damage, most windshield calibrations won't take more than 3 hours to complete.
Yes, you can drive your vehicle immediately after the windshield camera calibration is finished.
If you're not sure if your vehicle is equipped with ADAS features, you can check your car's owner's manual or look up the specific model online. But an easier way to determine if you have a lane departure warning is when you're swerving and it notifies you or it auto-corrects your steering wheel. And when you have a forward collision alert, it will notify you with a sound, light, or both when it senses that you're getting too close to another vehicle.
If you choose not to calibrate your windshield camera, there's a chance that the ADAS features in your car will not work properly. This could lead to accidents, as the features are there to help you avoid them.
A windshield camera is part of your car's ADAS system, which stands for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems. It uses sensors and cameras to help you avoid accidents by giving you warnings and sometimes even automatically correcting your steering. A dashcam, on the other hand, is a camera that you can install on your dashboard or windscreen that records your surroundings while you're driving. It doesn't have any of the advanced features that a windshield camera has.
The camera calibration alone can cost up to $300.
Yes, in most cases, your insurance will cover the cost of calibrating your windshield camera. If you're not sure, you can always give them a call to double-check.
Yes, it's always best to err on the side of caution when it comes to your safety. If there is any damage at all to your windshield, it's best to get your camera recalibrated just to be safe. This is because even a small crack can distort the view of the camera and cause it to give you inaccurate warnings.
Need to get your windshield camera calibrated? Bring your car to Bright Auto Glass for quick, professional service. We'll make sure that your camera is properly calibrated so that you can avoid accidents on the road. Contact us today for a quote and to schedule an appointment.