WINDSHIELD REPAIR, REPLACEMENT
& ADAS RECALIBRATION
SAFETY SYSTEM RECALIBRATION
Stop-A-Crack Windshield Repair & Replacement is your one stop shop for windshield replacements and the recalibrations of Your Safety System!
As you can see, there are A LOT of features communicating within the ADAS system. While you may not have every feature listed, if you have ADAS, you will have the most important features - Forward Collison Warning, Lane Centering, Lane Departure Warning System, Lane Change Assistance and/or Adaptive Cruise Control. That is where Stop-A-Crack comes in to the picture! WHEN DO YOU NEED A RECALIBRATION? In order to make sure these features are communicating properly, recalibration needs to be performed to ensure the system remains safe, correct and is completed according to the proper manufacturer specifications.
A recalibration is necessary after a windshield replacement. It is imperative that the forward facing camera (attached to your windshield) is reading the lanes properly after a windshield replacement. If your camera is still calibrated to the last windshield, your camera will not read the lanes properly. Your vehicle could fail to alert you or could alert you at the wrong time, causing you to make a quick decision based on inaccurate information. These situations could become dangerous based on the system being off by just a few degrees. A few degrees doesn't seem like much, until it is. The safety of you and your passengers is the most important element here. The are other instances where recalibration would need to take place - any changes to your vehicle's suspension or ride height (whether you raise/lower your vehicle), a wheel alignment, or if the camera has been disconnected and reconnected and, in turn, displays an error message on your dashboard. The message usually states "Driver Assistance Error - See Dealership". However, going to a dealership is not necessary. Stop-A-Crack Windshield Repair & Replacement is your one stop shop for the windshield replacement and the recalibration of the Forward Collison Warning, Lane Centering, Lane Departure Warning System, Lane Change Assistance and/or Adaptive Cruise Control features.
THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF RECALIBRATION
There are three different types of recalibration. Static Recalibration, Dynamic Recaliabration or Dual Recalibration. Each vehicle manufacturer requires a different type of recalibration.
Static Recalibration - Static recalibration takes place inside our shop while the vehicle is parked in place. The first step is finding the center line and setting up the vehicle in front of our ADAS tool that we use to complete the recalibration. All ADAS tools use a series of targets (specific to OEM standards), shown in the photo below, that the sensors must be able to read in order to accurately recalibrate. It’s important that the vehicle is the correct distance away from the targets and that the targets are at the proper height, among other things. It is extremely important that this step is done correctly every time in order to ensure an accurate result.
The manufacturers that require the Dual Recalibration are - Acura, Honda, Mercedes M/GLE, and Subaru.