The Technology Of Modern Windshields
Most vehicles these days have at least one form of Advanced Driver Assistance System, or ADAS for short. ADAS usually refers to any warning from the vehicle regarding hazards on the road, such as a collision or another vehicle occupying the lane you want to enter. If your vehicle is model year 2011 or newer, then chances are your windows and windshield are equipped with one. However, if the windshield needs replacing, the ADAS system may need to be recalibrated. Otherwise, your vehicle’s ADAS system may be unable to detect other vehicles, pedestrians, and roadblocks you need to be aware of when driving. In fact, many vehicle manufacturers require that the ADAS be recalibrated when the windshield is replaced. Other scenarios that may require an ADAS recalibration to be done include following a wheel realignment, a suspension system replacement, and any time the vehicle’s camera is disconnected.
There are two types of windshield recalibration: static and dynamic. Dynamic recalibration involves driving the vehicle at a set speed on roads that are well-marked, while static recalibration uses an image placed on a fixture that is placed directly in front of the vehicle.
Naturally, you want this ADAS recalibration to be done by the best means possible. Plymouth Glass & Mirror has been the leading windshield company in Connecticut since opening in 1981, so we can also make sure your ADAS recalibration is done correctly. While the time of the procedure varies by vehicle make and model, you should plan on your vehicle being in the shop for about one or two hours.
When it comes to windshield repair and windshield replacement services, nobody can match Plymouth Glass & Mirror in the Waterbury, Bristol, West Hartford, Southington and Fairfield, CT areas. Give us a call today if you need the ADAS in your vehicle recalibrated.