Frequently Asked Questions: ADAS Glass Recalibration

With Auto Glass Direct’s ADAS Recalibration service, our expert technicians are well-versed in recalibrating these intricate systems on all makes and models, from luxury cars to heavy-duty trucks. We restore your vehicle’s safety systems to their optimal functionality, ensuring that they function as intended by the manufacturer, keeping you safe on the road.

What is ADAS recalibration, and why is it necessary?

ADAS recalibration is the process of adjusting and aligning the cameras and sensors of a vehicle’s advanced driver assistance systems. It’s crucial to ensure these systems, such as lane departure warnings, adaptive cruise control, and automatic emergency braking, function accurately. Calibration might be required after events like a windshield replacement, a sensor replacement, or a collision.

How often should ADAS be recalibrated?

While there isn’t a set frequency for recalibration, it’s commonly required after specific maintenance tasks or incidents that might affect the vehicle’s sensors, such as windshield replacements, wheel alignments, suspension repairs, or after an accident. Always refer to the vehicle’s manufacturer guidelines and consult with a professional.

Can I drive my car if the ADAS hasn’t been recalibrated?

While the vehicle might still be drivable, it’s potentially unsafe as the ADAS features may not function correctly. These systems are designed to aid the driver and increase safety, so any misalignment or malfunction could lead to compromised driver assistance or even false alerts.

Is ADAS recalibration covered by insurance after an accident or windshield replacement?

In many cases, if the need for recalibration arises from an insurable event (like an accident) and your policy covers the repairs related to that event, the recalibration might be covered. It’s essential to review your specific insurance policy and consult with your provider for detailed coverage information.

How long does the ADAS recalibration process take?

The recalibration process’s duration can vary based on the vehicle’s make, model, and the systems in place. Generally, it can range from one to several hours. Some vehicles require a “static” recalibration in a controlled environment, while others might need a “dynamic” recalibration where the car is driven under specific conditions. It’s essential to allocate enough time and consult with a professional to ensure the job is done correctly.