What is ADAS Recalibration?
It's an amazing time to be a driver. Technological innovations in the automobile industry over the past 20 years have completely revolutionized the driving experience. GPS has made it easier for drivers to get where they're going, and thanks to hands-free communication, they can do it more safely than ever before.
Backup cameras have made it easier and safer to back out of a parking lot or driveway. And with the advent of Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) technology, driving, and parking is safer than ever.
When your windshield needs to be replaced, it's crucial for your auto glass repair team to know how to work with ADAS tech. Give Zenith Auto Glass a call to schedule your windshield replacement or ADAS recalibration!
Let's talk about ADAS and break down some common questions about ADAS recalibration.
What Is ADAS and How Does it Work?
ADAS technologies design is intended to make driving safer through sensors and cameras. Driver error happens, and the primary purpose of ADAS technology is to reduce the risk of collisions, the leading cause of accidents.
The ADAS alerts drivers if there is a potential issue or obstacle in their path and supports lane centering to reduce the risk of collision. ADAS systems come with multiple features, including:
● Forward collision warnings
● Emergency braking
● Lane-keeping assistance
● Blind-spot monitoring
● Adaptive cruise control
● Lane departure warning
There are also other features like rear traffic alerts and parking assistance that can be included in the technology.
As you can see, ADAS systems can be quite technologically advanced. ADAS utilizes an extensive range of sensors that support your cart's system and help it identify what is happening around your vehicle.
Vehicles may use either information from one sensor or a combination of sensors through what is known as "sensor fusion."
The most critical thing to understand about the sensors is they need precise calibration to ensure they are working optimally, and without it, the system will not function as it's meant to.
When a vehicle is involved in a collision, no matter how minor, it may become misaligned, or the information it processes will be faulty. The system keeps drivers safe by being precise, so it needs to be recalibrated if there is even a degree of misalignment.
These are some of the problems that misaligned ADAS sensors can cause:
● Problems with your car's computer system
● Warning lights
● Failure to alert drivers of an impending collision
● Issues with the front, back, and side cameras
● Steering difficulties including vibration or it feels more challenging to steer
● Lidar sensor complications reduce the detection of irregularities in people in the terrain
Recalibration is recommended by manufacturers anytime the sensors may have been disturbed. Our technicians not only specialize in windshield replacements but calibration services and
Zenith Auto Glass has the most complete ADAS calibration equipment regionally for domestic and foreign vehicles.
Our facility is large enough to handle all levels of ADAS calibration, and our factory-trained technicians are skilled in all ADAS function calibrations, so you never have to worry!
Static vs. Dynamic ADAS Calibration
Calibration comes in two forms: static and dynamic, requiring different environments.
Static calibration, or in-shop calibration, is done in an OEM-recommended workspace. The recalibration is accomplished by using special targets in relation to the automobile without needing to get behind the wheel and drive.
Dynamic recalibration varies from static because the vehicle is in motion while being tested. A handheld device is plugged into the car, and the automobile is driven at a certain speed for a specific distance to help the system acclimate to the environment, priming it to react and respond to unforeseen situations as it recalibrates.
Does Your Car Need ADAS Recalibration?
Knowing when your car needs ADAS recalibration isn't always obvious, and during situations like accidents, it's more apparent; you may not always know when it needs to be completed. The good rule of thumb is to seek recalibration in the following situations:
● After a minor or major collision
● An airbag has been deployed
● After a suspension repair
● Tire changes or new tires installed
● Front-end alignment or brake repair
● Windshield replacement
● Engine or powertrain control replacement
● The cameras have been replaced or are not functioning.
● You are experiencing problems with your steering, including vibration or more effort to steer
Why Choose Zenith Auto Glass for ADAS Recalibration?
There are a number of benefits to using an auto glass replacement team to handle your ADAS replacement!
Every vehicle with a camera requires recalibration after windshield repair, which is why our technicians are specially trained in OEM recommendations for sensors. And because we're familiar with the sensor adjustment process, we can offer this service for more than just windshield repair.
We understand that our customers have busy lives. That's why we offer pick-up and delivery of vehicles to make the process as easy as possible. We also offer pre-scans and post-scans before and after calibration to help you keep up with your vehicle repair record.
Schedule Your ADAS Appointment Today!
If your ADAS indicators are flashing codes, your system isn't guaranteed to work safely. To be sure your system can work for you when you need it, contact our ADAS windshield calibration pros at Zenith Auto Glass. We'll recalibrate your sensors and get you back on the road as quickly and safely as possible.
We're committed to offering convenient, five-star service throughout Duluth and the surrounding areas. To speak to a team member, call us at 218-275-5555 or contact us online.